hallux

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hallux

[′hal·əks]
(anatomy)
The first digit of the hindlimb; the big toe of a human.
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Hallux limitus starts out as a painful big toe joint that has stiffness and usually a little loss of motion.
Regardless of the recovery time, the end result is typically the same: a big toe that feels remarkably better.
Nasty is someone you wouldn't wish to interlock a big toe with but The Toeminator pays little heed to reputations, as he proved in the last championships.
His right pants leg was rolled up to the knee, and on the end of his big toe was a plastic weight from his dad's weightlifting set.
I am preparing for the River County Fair's Big Toe Contest," he announced.
Big-Toe Pulls Place a thick rubber band around big toes and pull the big toes away from each other and toward the small toes.
Keeping this same position, rotate your big toes inward until they meet as you experience thigh muscles contracting, Hold for a few counts; release; repeat five or ten times.
TEACHER ALERT: In addition to your corrections concerning the direct-line relationship between the foot and the knee in plie, the three-point placement of the foot (heel, big toe, little toe) to avoid pronation, and the aligned lower spine to provide support, it is necessary to look for possible congenital problems in the kneecap.
Big toes must be able to bend at a right angle, to avoid strain on demi-pointe.
Dr Miriam says: Ingrowing toenails usually occur in feet that tend to be sweaty and where the big toe is fleshy, which encourages the skin to wrap itself around the nail bed.