I used to post a lot on this forum a few years ago, but now check in once in a while. Anyone on here have any experience with Hallux Rigidus (big toe arthritis)? Been dealing with it for over 3 years and have managed to keep running, etc. with adjustments to my shoes, inserts, etc., but it's getting worse.
I see a new treatment using an artificial cartilage product called Cartiva and I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience getting this done. I need to keep running and surfing to keep my sanity, but would love to know if anyone has been able to resume running at or close to their previous levels WITHOUT PAIN following this surgery, or even a chielectomy, which is the more traditional approach to this problem.
Thanks in advance!