Capsulitis is an inflammation of the ligament on the bottom of the foot. It is usually caused by trauma or abnormal structural functioning, which overstretches the ligament that attaches one of the toe bones to a metatarsal bone. Our Seattle podiatrists have found that wearing high heels or other poorly fitting footwear and performing repetitive activities that bend the toes, such as ladder climbing, are also known causes.
Pain in the forefront of the foot is the most common symptom of capsulitis. Capsulitis is often misdiagnosed as Morton's neuroma because of similar symptoms.
Non-invasive treatments can often correct the effects of Capsulitis. These treatments include the use of anti-inflammatory medicines or shoe inserts. For more severe cases, cortisone shots are occasionally used or, in extreme cases where the patient is not responding to the remedy, a surgical procedure to correct the inflammation is performed.
Call our team today at (425) 678-3877 to find out more about this condition and learn what you can do.