The plantar plate is a thick ligament on the bottom of the foot between the base of the toe and the metatarsal that keeps the toe straight. The plantar plate keeps the toe in line and prevents it from moving over the big toe and in the joint.
Plantar plate injuries have commonly been misdiagnosed as neuroma, neuritis, and joint swelling. This happens most commonly in the second toe.
For our patients’ convenience, we have our own digital x-ray, MRI, Cat-scan, and ultrasound equipment at many of our podiatry clinics. Our on-site podiatric physical therapy clinics allow for constant communication between the physicians and physical therapists, ensuring the most effective therapy and successful recovery for our patients.