Stiff Big Toe
One of the most common problems involving the first big toe joint is arthritis. Arthritis at this particular area is also called hallux rigidus. The first toe joint is referred to as the metatarophalangeal (MTP) joint. This joint is where the first metatarsal head meets with the small bone of the big toe. Due to the mechanics of our feet, the big toe joint is especially prone to developing arthritis.