Hallux Rigidus

Post-Surgical Timeline

  • Day 0-14: Non-weight bearing in a splint with strict elevation
  • Week 2-4: Darco shoe with partial weight bearing and passive ROM of great toe 100 times per day
  • Week 4-12: Begin formal physical therapy and transition into a sneaker
  • Month 3-5: Return to many normal activities of daily living; Continued physical therapy
  • Month 5-12: Will continue to see improvement and gradual return to sports