hi I've recently been diagnosed with Hallux Rigidus (Big Toe Osteo Arthritis) in both my big toes. I am a 38 year old female, who has completed a Marathon and many other distances in the past. At the moment I can remain active by cycling/spinning but running is inadvisable. I went to the consultant yesterday and was told the condition will just get worse as I get older. At this time, whilst I suffer some pain in my toes it isnt crippling and is significantly worse in winter. He gave me 3 options:
1/Buy MBT shoes or rocker sole type shoes (Ive bought some Clarks)
3/Surgery to fuse the joint
For now Ive decided just to go down the shoe route, but I'm keeping my options open re 2 and 3. Is there anyone out there who either has some expert advice or someone who is/has suffered with this? Would be a massive help!!