Plantar Plate Injuries Treatment Jupiter, FL

Planar Plate Injuries Q&A

What Are Plantar Plate Injuries?

A plantar plate injury refers to an injury to one of the strong ligaments on the underside of the foot. The plantar plate is a thick ligament that runs along the ball of your foot, connecting to the joints. The plantar plate helps protect the head of the metatarsal (the long bones of the foot) from excess pressure, preventing our toes from spreading too far apart, and prevent the overextension of our toes.

The most common cause of a plantar plate injury is an overload of pressure on the metatarsophalangeal (MPJ) joint. This leads to strain which causes attenuation and a tear in the plantar plate area.

If left unattended, this leads to the pain and instability which characterizes the injury. Plantar plate injuries usually occur gradually over time, although in some cases they can occur suddenly.

What Are The Symptoms of Plantar Plate Injuries?

The main symptoms of a plantar plate injury include:

Treatments of Plantar Plate Injuries


Treatment of cysts can be divided into two general categories: non-surgical and surgical treatment. Initial treatment of a cyst on your foot should rarely ever be surgical. Initially, if you don’t have symptoms, we recommend wait and watch to make sure that no abnormal changes occur.

However, if the cyst causes a great deal of pain, we may recommend a short process to drain out the fluid from it. Surgery may be recommended if the cysts are not cured by nonsurgical methods. In such cases, the cyst is removed from the foot by a surgical procedure.

In many cases, plantar warts will resolve naturally. However, in a few other cases, treatments may be required. At Abacoa Podiatry, we treat warts using a variety of ways, including topical prescription medications, freezing/cryosurgery and laser removal.

ABACOA podiatry foot and ankle clinic

Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeons & Podiatry located in Jupiter, FL

If you have any of the above mentioned symptoms, you can consult with Dr. Orlando Cedeno, DPM, at Abacoa Podiatry and Leg Vein Center. At his Jupiter, Florida, office, Dr. Cedeno diagnoses and cares for your injury using the most cutting-edge sports medicine protocols. Get back on your feet safely by calling the office or clicking the online booking button now.

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