Do you experience pain and stiffness in your big toe? It can have hallux rigidus, commonly known as arthritis in the big toe. When nonsurgical treatment options have failed, or in cases of severe arthritis of the big toe, Dr. Clanton may recommend Cartiva® SCI. Cartiva® SCI is designed to replace the damaged cartilage surface in the big toe to help reduce pain and increase joint mobility at a faster recovery rate than a fusion.
When non-surgical measures such as oral / topical anti-inflammatory medications, ice or heat, rigid sole shoes with rocker bottom, activity modification or injections in the joints do not reduce pain and stiffness, surgical measures may be recommended. For patients with severe arthritis in the big toe, Dr. Clanton can recommend Cartiva® SCI.
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