Toe pain a problem for many, not just a famous NBA player

By Michael Zapf, DPM

My patient Anita has the same problem with her big toe as Laker center Shaquille O’Neal, a big toe that hardly moves and what movement there is, hurts.
Like O’Neal, she has hallux limitus, which is medical speak for an immobile big toe. An x-ray of her big toe joint shows a lot of joint damage. A side view x-ray of the joint shows a number of bone spurs. There is even a little loose piece of bone floating in the joint. When Anita raises her big toe, ...

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