I've had limited range of motion of my right big toe (functional hallux-limitus) for 10 years now. Over the past 3 years I've transitioned out of orthotics and motion control shoes into more minimal footwear (from Free to Kinvara now in Go Bionic and Skora Base) as well as huge improvements in gait - cadence, posture, foot-strike etc.
My toe points inwards but is great, no pain stronger than its ever been.... however the lack of ability to 'toe off' is beginning to lead to achilles, hip and lower back pain whenever I increase speed or mileage. I've seen a bunch of people who tend to treat the symptoms not the what I think the main issue is. I've had my form analysed and I definitely struggle to toe off on my right foot though it improves with less shoe but not quite enough.
Anyone else had/have this issue? I'm thinking about trying a wedge under the toe to pre-load it abit more.