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Best Shoes for Capsulitis of the Second Toe

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Capsulitis is a condition that can affect any toes of the foot, but it is most commonly seen in the second toe. Capsulitis of the second toe can be caused by an overload, poor foot mechanics or poorly fitted shoes. Having the correct type of shoe for capsulitis can play a significant role in pain relief and help to cure the condition.

James McCormack is a Physical Therapist who specialises in knee, foot & ankle injuries. www.james-mccormack.com participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. The money earned from this helps us to create free educational content.

Best shoes for Capsulitis of the Second Toe

The best shoes for Capsulitis of the Second Toe have a responsive cushioned sole with a wide toe box and low drop height. The cushioned responsive sole protects the forefoot from impact and vibration of walking. At the same time, the wide toe box reduces compression of the forefoot and toes, worsening the symptoms of capsulitis. A low drop height reduces the pressure on the forefoot when standing and delays the weight transition onto the forefoot when walking.

Best Women’s Shoes for Capsulitis of the Second Toe

We recommend the HOKA Bondi for women with capsulitis of the second toe due to their exceptional cushioning, wide fit toe box and 4mm heel drop.

The cushioning protects the forefoot and second metatarsal while their wide-fit shoe prevents compression of the metatarsals.

The 4mm heel drop is one of the lowest on the market for such a cushioned shoe.

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Best Women’s Shoes for Capsulitis of the Second Toe

We recommend the New Balance Men’s Fresh Foam X Vongo V5 for capsulitis of the second toe due to their structured insole. Wide fit and 8mm heel drop. 

The structured insole helps to control any excess pronation moments that can overload the forefoot, causing capsulitis. Their wide fit prevents compression of the metatarsals.

The 8mm drop reduces pressure on the forefoot and is a relatively low drop compared to other stability trainers.

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Physiotherapy with James McCormack

This is not medical advice. We recommend a consultation with a medical professional such as James McCormack. He offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments for £45.

Related Article: Capsulitis of the Second Toe: Symptoms & Treatment

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