Educational Articles: Capsulitis

Ball of Foot Pain: Conventional vs. Natural Approaches

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

In this video, Dr. Ray McClanahan, a sports podiatrist at Northwest Foot and Ankle and the inventor of Correct Toes, discusses the underlying causes of ball of foot pain and gives special attention to the condition called capsulitis—an inflammation or irritation of the fibrous capsules surrounding the metatarsophalangeal joints. This educational video also demonstrates how to treat capsulitis using natural, non-invasive methods and discusses some of the... Read more


Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


Ligaments surround joints, including the toe joints, and help form joint capsules. Joint capsules help protect the joints and allow them to function properly. Capsulitis—inflammation of a joint capsule—is a common problem in certain parts of the body, especially the shoulders and feet, and it may cause significant discomfort. This health problem can, over time, lead to toe dislocation if it’s not treated properly.... Read more