Sesamoiditis

Don’t Let Foot Pain Stop You

Sesamoiditis Treatment

Do you have pain under your big toe?does your pain get worse the more you are on your feet? Is the pain stopping you from doing the activities you love and from enjoying your life? If so you may have sesamoiditis.

With people spending time on their feet, the area never gets time to heal. This extremely common conditions easily treated via footwear advise, stretches and exercises, and custom orthotics.

So book an appointment today at one of our gold coast clinics so you can get back on your feet and enjoy the things you love.

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What Is Sesamoiditis

The Inflammation of the two small bones (sesamoids) underneath the big toe.

They are weight bearing bones that act to absorb load and aid in muscular leverage. They are prone to a spectrum of injuries such as sesamoiditis (inflammation) and stress fractures that can lead to avascular necrosis (as a result of poor blood supply and degeneration). It is important to treat this condition in the early stages (acute) as the later stages (chronic) are more difficult to treat. Further imaging may be needed to determine the extent of the injury.

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Risk Factors 

  • High impact sports: long distance running, hurdles etc
  • Poor biomechanics
  • Inappropriate footwear
  • Activity levels
  • Leaving early stages untreated
  • Flat feet (pes planus)/High arched feet (cavus)

Signs & Symptoms

  • Pain underneath the big toe joint
  • Swelling may be present
  • Pain with movement of big toe joint
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Preventing Sesamoiditis

  • Prescription ORTHOTICS
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Gradual increases in training or activity
  • Avoid excessive training on hard surfaces