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What Is Capsulitis of the Second Toe?

Monday, 08 February 2021 00:00

Ligaments that surround the joint at the base of your second toe form a capsule. This capsule allows the joint to function properly. Capsulitis occurs when abnormal foot mechanics put excessive pressure on the ball of the foot and cause these ligaments to become inflamed. The symptoms of capsulitis may include pain in the ball of the foot, swelling in the ball of the foot or at the base of the toe, and difficulty walking barefoot. Left untreated, capsulitis can advance and cause the second toe to become unstable and cross over to lie on top of the big toe. While the second toe is most frequently affected, capsulitis can occur on the third and fourth toes as well. If you have symptoms of capsulitis, it is suggested that you see a podiatrist for treatment. 

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dr. Robert Graser from Graser Podiatry and Bunion Surgery Institute. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more

Diagnosis

To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.

Treatment

Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Boerne, Hondo, and Devine, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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