New User ? Sign Up  |  Sign In  |  Help
Ask whatever question, you wish. Make sure you select the correct category for the question.
Like to help other, then browse through the open questions to answer their questions.
Find answer by browsing the resolved questions.
Search for questions :
My Profile

A plantar plate tear is a common problem that causes pain under the ball of the foot. The plantar plate is a thickening of the joint capsule that surrounds the metatarsophalangeal joints. Plantar plate dysfunction is a strain of that thickened joint capsule that can progress to a minor tear.

Podiatry Experts has had a number of questions on this problem:


Can a plantar plate tear heal on its own?

What causes my foot to feel as if there is a ball of some kind inside of it?


Why does it feel like my sock is bunched up under my toes?

The bunched up sock feel under the toes is a common symptom described by people with this problem. Typically palpation over the joint and distal to the joint produces pain.


The best conservative treatment is to use stiffer soled shoes, strapping to plantar flex the toe and metatarsal pads. Surgery may be needed to fix a tear if conservative measures do not help.


Meet the Experts | Privacy Policy | Articles | Shop

Copyright © Podiatry Experts. All rights reserved.