Metatarsalgia Treatment in Orange County
Symptoms of Metatarsalgia or Capsulitis:
Pain at the “ball of the foot”.
Pain under the 2nd metatarsal or ball of foot is most common.
Drifting of toes or hammer toe formation.
The feeling of a “lump” under the ball of the foot.
Swelling around the metatarsophalangeal joint.
Metatarsalgia can occur at any of the five metatarsals.
Causes of Metatarsalgia or Capsulitis:
Wearing incorrect shoes.
Walking around barefoot.
Walking around in sandals or slippers.
High impact activities with no support of the forefoot.
Long 2nd metatarsal.
Conservative Treatment of Metatarsalgia or Capsulitis
Metatarsal pads. Placed proximal or behind the area of pain. The goal of any treatment is to offload the painful area. Most common mistake is placing more padding under the painful area.
Avoid barefoot walking, sandals, high heels.
Typically takes 6 weeks to feel better.
Surgical Treatment of Metatarsalgia or Capsulitis
When conservative treatment has failed, there are surgical options. The surgery will shorten the metatarsal bone to change the pressure point area. If a tear in the capsule or plantar plate exists, that can be sutured back together. If a hammer-toe is present, that is usually straightened.
Contact Dr. Kolodenker for surgical options of Metatarsalgia or Capsulitis in Orange County – Southern California – Irvine and Huntington Beach.
These videos are for information only. The contents of the videos, such as graphics, images, text, quoted information and all other materials (“Content”) are provided for reference only, do not claim to be complete or exhaustive or to be applicable to any particular individual’s medical condition. Viewers should always consult with a qualified and licensed physician or other medical care provider. Users are warned to follow the advice of their physicians without delay regardless of anything seen or read in these videos. OC Podiatry assumes no duty to correct or update the Content nor to resolve or clarify any inconsistent information that may be a part of the Content. Reliance on any Content is solely at the User’s risk. The videos may contain health or medically related materials considered sexually explicit. Users are warned that if they may be offended by such Content, an alternate source of information should be found. Publication of information or reference in videos to specific sources such as specific products, procedures, physicians, treatments, or diagnoses are for information only and are not endorsements.
Last Updated 1-03-2017