- Inflammation of the tissues that line the joints, often under the ball of the foot. It causes redness, swelling, warmth, and pain on weightbearing or with joint motion.
How did I get this?
- Pressure overload on the toes due to an associated deformity, wearing inappropriate footwear such as high heels or isufficient width, and arthritis.
What can I do about it?
- Wear good fitting shoes.
- Avoid high heels.
- Wear a protective pad.
- Hot or cold packs may help.
- See a podiatrist.
What help can I get for this?
- A podiatrist may provide padding to reduce pressure on the area, footwear advice, orthotics, strapping.
- Your doctor may administer a cortisone injection in the injured area.
- A surgeon to correct the associated deformity which is causing the synovitis.
When will it get better?
- The earlier the diagnosis and treatment, the better and sooner the outcome will be. If left untreated synovitis could result in rupture and permanent deformity.