A stiff big toe can cause all sorts of issues. When a big toe goes bad (technically we call it a hallux limitus) it can cause aches and pains all the way up the chain. The alterations that it causes to the gait pattern place everything from the knee to the low back under undue stress. The only way to understand how that great toe stiffness is affecting you is to have your gait assessed. Sometimes the stiffness can be remedied with great toe flexibility exercises, other times an orthotic may be necessary. The interesting thing is your body may have compensated so well you don’t even know that the toe is stiff and you may present to a therapist with discomfort in an entirely different joint. Whats the moral of the story, well, Everythings Connected.



This blog post was written by the osteopaths at Everything’s Connected Osteopathy.  Everything’s Connected Osteopathy is your premier osteopathic clinic located in Camberwell Melbourne on Riversdale Road.  Everything’s Connected Osteopathy are osteopaths who use movement to assess and treat musculoskeletal disorders.  At Everything’s Connected all osteopaths have nutrition qualifications and are focused on an active treatment and management plan.  Our clinic sees patients of all ages, ranging from children to the elderly.  Common conditions typically presenting to the clinic include sports injuries, osteoarthritic related aches and pains, neck pain, back pain, weight loss and upper and lower limb injuries.  To find out more about us at Everything’s Connected Osteopathy, click on the link  here.   Everything’s Connected Osteopathy is located at 734 Riversdale Road, Camberwell.  We are a short 5-minute drive from Camberwell Junction and a 2-minute walk from Riversdale Road Train Station.    Appointments can be made by calling us on 03 98886176 or emailing reception@everythingsconnected.com.au.


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