Hallux Rigidus Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis

by Robbo

Dear Joshua and Plantar Fasciitis sufferers,

Firstly, I want to express my sympathy to those who have chronic plantar fasciitis - I am 33, an ex-rugby payer, surfer and teacher and previously very active. I have been nailed by this condition for a long time and was depressed for a long time. I left my life in Australia to get fixed.

After over 3 years of constant plantar fascia pain (bilateral -worse in right), I opted for surgery. The surgeon carried out a Moberg procedure (Hallux Rigidus surgery) on each big toe joint and cheilectomy to remove spurs. My severe PF was caused by excessive tension in the fascia, so this was effectively a fascia release.

The operation was carried out with both feet together

7 months after the operation, my big toe joints are strong and working well - the range of motion has changed to 65 degrees which is excellent. The Reverse Windlass has now been restored and I hope to become symtom free in my heels.

Its been a really tough road with the rebab every day, orthotics etc, but I will hopefully get pain free!! The experts say it could be 12 months or so until I get back to running.

Fingers crossed.

Thanks Toby


Joshua Answers:

Hi Toby.

Thanks for sharing and for offering yourself as a resource for chatting. I removed your email though, as I do that across the board so spammers won't search for and find and use your email.

That's great you're feeling better.

have one concern.

What caused the tension in the connective tissue? What caused the connective tissue to pull so hard on the bone that spurs developed?

Surgery didn't touch that factor, whatever it was.

Tendonitis is caused by variety of factors.

Each Symptom of Tendonitis is caused by a certain set of factors.

In general, if you don't deal with those factors, you don't deal with the symptoms in the long term. Maybe in the short term.

Something to think about.

I'm curious, what are you doing to help your body heal? I tell everyone to learn How To Reduce Inflammation.

And as you're motivated to get better, you might be very interested in The ARPwave System.

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

And, comments have a 3,000 character limit so you may have to comment twice.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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