Capsulitis is a Painful Problem Usually Occurs Under the 2nd Toe Joint
Commonly, there is a deep soreness and an inability to walk barefooted or in shoes that lack cushioning. Most of the time, the 2nd toe is contracted (hammertoe), and a bunion deformity may exist.
Xrays provide valuable information about the bony structures that contribute to the entity.
Treatment usually revolves around redistribution of weight by the use of padding and/or orthotic devices.
Surgical intervention is indicated in refractory cases.