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hal·lux

 (hăl′əks)
n. pl. hal·lu·ces (hăl′yə-sēz′, hăl′ə-)
1. The innermost or first digit on the hind foot of certain mammals. The human hallux is commonly called the big toe.
2. A homologous digit of a bird, reptile, or amphibian. In birds, it is often directed backward.

[Medieval Latin hallux, blend of Latin allus, hallus, thumb, and Latin hallex, big toe.]

hallux

(ˈhæləks)
n
(Anatomy) the first digit on the hind foot of a mammal, bird, reptile, or amphibian; the big toe of man
[C19: New Latin, from Late Latin allex big toe]

hal•lux

(ˈhæl əks)

n., pl. hal•lu•ces (ˈhæl yəˌsiz)
the first or innermost digit of the foot of humans and of the hind foot of other vertebrates; big toe.
[1825–35; < Late Latin (h)allux, for Latin hallus, by association with pollex thumb]
hal′lu•cal (-yə kəl) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hallux - the first largest innermost toehallux - the first largest innermost toe  
foot, human foot, pes - the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot"
toe - one of the digits of the foot
Translations

hal·lux

n. L. dedo gordo del pie;
___ valgus___ valgus, desviación del dedo gordo hacia los otros dedos;
___ varus___ varus, separación del dedo gordo de los demás dedos;
___ rigidusrigidez en el dedo gordo.
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According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, for those with this common degenerative disorder-known as hallux limitus in its earlier stages and hallux rigidus later on-everyday motion such as walking, stooping, and climbing stairs can be a struggle.
Potential subjects were excluded if they had previous bunion surgery hallux rigidus (stiff big toe), or hallux limitus (limited range of motion of the big toe); rheumatoid dis-ease; functional foot orthoses; pregnan-cy; or were age 60 years or greater.
Another says you might have hallux rigidus, a disorder of the joint at the base of the big toe.
Surgery for the management of hallux rigidus aims to relieve pain and improve function.
Hallux rigidus is caused by direct injury, hyperextension injury (turf toe), varus/valgus stress, and leads to or is associated with degenerative changes.