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A 36-year-old member asked:

is ice a good treatment for sesamoiditis?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: But you need to see a podiatrist for more extensive care. Ice won't cure it.
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Usually not enough: Sesamoiditis is usually treated with some form of immobilization with or with out non-weightbearing.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is there a hereditary reason for sesamoiditis?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
No: Typically not. Some people are born with bipartite sesamoids but are usually not symptomatic. Sometimes the division in the sesamoid is a weak point that can be irritated with activity.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What kind of activities will cause you to have sesamoiditis?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
Running and dancing: Running and dancing are most commonly associated with sesamoiditis, but it can occur with many other activities.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for sesamoiditis?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Conservative then: Surgical.Rest and take something for the pain, ice the sesamoid bones, choose flat shoes, wear an orthotic insole if those measures did not help you may need surgery.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms involved with sesamoiditis?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Pain under the big: Toe .Sesamoiditis is the inflammation of the sesamoid bones, along with the surrounding tissues. As with any inflammation of tissue and bone, it can cause intense pain. In the case of sesamoiditis, pain it is felt directly below the first metatarsal joint in the big toe, in the ball of the foot. The pain usually gets worse over a period of time, helping with the diagnosis.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What exactly is sesamoiditis?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
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.

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