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A 19-year-old female asked:

Athletic trainer diagnosed sesamoiditis, & have had 5 days off from diving since. pain is not improving though. should i see my doctor?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Open sesame.....: Yes. Sesamoid injuries can be somewhat problematic. X-rays of the injured area as well as x-rays of the other foot's sesamoids are often taken to compare for normal variants in the size and number of bones. The underlying metatarsal will also need to be evaluated as well as potential damage to several tendons. I suggest you have the foot evaluated by an experienced specialist sooner than later.

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Last updated Feb 16, 2016

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