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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Hallux Limitus/Rigidus Examination with Self Mobilization Technique

This video below discusses the measurement required to make the diagnosis of Hallux Limitus vs Hallux Rigidus along with the self mobilization techniques to improve your range of motion. Please enjoy!!


  1. Should I preheat my foot before doing the mobilizations? I live in an icy country and walking with cold foot surely is painful for my big foot toe. The pain is much less severe when the feet are warm, e.g. in running. How about applying contrast baths for Hallux Limitus?

    1. Contrast bathing is great for chronic, low grade swelling. Heat is a great idea before mobilization or stretching. 3-5 minutes with a warm towel over the big toe joint before mobilization should help a lot. Dr Rich Blake


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