Q Do I need surgery for capsulitis?
In some cases surgery may be required to alleviate pain in toes from capsulitis, depending on your condition. However, most of the time conservative treatments work just fine.
In the early stages, before the toe shifts out of place and begins to cross over the neighboring toe, simple, noninvasive approaches can successfully reduce your pain and address the underlying factors causing the discomfort. These approaches can include rest and ice, buddy taping, toe splints, metatarsal padding, and custom orthotics.
However, once the toe begins to drift, it can only be returned to its original position via surgery. The exact procedure selected will vary depending on your situation, although a typical operation will involve shortening or repositioning bones in order to fundamentally correct a foot deformity and relieve pressure on the capsular ligaments.
For tough toe and forefoot pain, trust your feet to Palm Desert podiatrist Dr. Harvey Danciger, DPM. Whether you need surgery, splints, or just a new pair of shoes, he’ll help you get back on your feet. Set up an appointment by calling (760) 568-0108 today.