Why did I get it?
Inter-metatarsal Bursitis can be caused by many factors & is most commonly seen in the active middle aged population (women > men). Most patients with the condition can often present with many of the following risk factors;
- High-arched feet
- Collapsed transverse arch
- Poor/tight footwear/high heels
- Poor alignment of biomechanics
- Diminished cushioning of the feet.
- Feet that roll in
How is it diagnosed?
A thorough history and clinical examination will generally be sufficient for the diagnosis of Inter-metatarsal Bursitis. You will more than likely be referred for an ultrasound for confirmation/ to rule out further pathology.
- Rest & Ice
- Custom Orthotics
- Footwear advice
- Biomechanical correction
- Foot Mobilisation
Providing patient compliance, the majority of patients respond well to conservative treatment options. Corticosteroid injections are often used as the last resort for non-responsive cases, however can produce successful outcomes.