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What exactly is sesamoiditis?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Inflammation : Inflammation of the sesamoids. This refers to the bottom of the head of the 1st metatarsal bone under the big toe joint. In this area there are normally 2 small "pea like" bones with ligaments and tendons attach to in order to stabilize and allow gliding motion of joint. Sesamoiditis results when these bones and/or surrounding structures get inflammed from excessive pressure, stress or trauma.
Answered on Oct 18, 2016

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