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At Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our foot specialists specialize in Hallus Rigidus. The Slocum Center has been providing care for foot conditions for more than four decades. That means your treatment will be provided by a team whose experience is virtually unmatched in Eugene, the surrounding areas of Oregon, and throughout the Northwest.


Arthritis in the big toe joint is called Hallus Rigidus. The joint becomes swollen and painful with movement and walking. It is often possible to feel spurs on the top of the joint. Movement of the big toe joint decreases gradually.


Nonoperative treatment includes wearing stiff-soled shoes and steroid injections into the joint.

The most common surgical procedures are removing the spurs from the joint or fusing the joint to make it stiff.

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