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Can gait changes lead to sesamoiditis? If so what is the best treatment? Also, are rocker bottom shoes safe for this condition?

Can gait changes lead to sesamoiditis? If so what is the best treatment? Also, are rocker bottom shoes safe for this condition?

It depends what: type of gait changes, rocker bottom shoes can be okay for the condition…as more weight is placed in the arch. I think a good dancers pad which off weights the seasmoid region is a good idea as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Sesamoiditis (Definition)

Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of bones identified as sesamoid or sesame seed shaped bones. These are small bones found in several areas of the foot. The ones generally associated with sesamoiditis are found embedded in a tendon that helps flex the big toe downward. They are ball of the foot just under ...Read more


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I have had sesamoiditis for 9 months now, what is the best way to heal it: therapy, injections, or surgery?

I have had sesamoiditis for 9 months now, what is the best way to heal it: therapy, injections, or surgery?

Long time: 9 months is a long time. If you have already had therapy, injections and immobilization then surgery is probably the only other solution. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sesamoiditis?

What is the treatment for sesamoiditis?

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. ...Read more

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Is ice a good treatment for sesamoiditis?

Usually not enough: Sesamoiditis is usually treated with some form of immobilization with or with out non-weightbearing. ...Read more

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After foot injury, I was left with chronic pain, supposedly sesamoiditis. Can't do physical activity after that because of pain. Any new treatment?

After foot injury, I was left with chronic pain, supposedly sesamoiditis. Can't do physical activity after that because of pain. Any new treatment?

What treatment: Has been tried? Are either sesamoid fractured? Keeping pressure off the region of pain is key, so its important to know what if anything has been tried so as to not repeat what already has failed..... ...Read more

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Physical therapist said take Aleve (naproxen) for 3 weeks for sesamoiditis while doing physical therapy. Is this safe?

Physical therapist said take Aleve (naproxen) for 3 weeks for sesamoiditis while doing physical therapy. Is this safe?

Be careful here....: It's only safe, if it works. The proof of the pudding will be when you stop taking the Aleve (naproxen) and now it's effects no longer mask the inflammation. The treatment for sesamoiditis should revolve around eliminating the cause of the inflammation first. Then allowing the area to calm down and begin healing. The last thing to do is start moving, stretching or otherwise re-inflaming the sesamoid complex. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure sesamoiditis?

Non-op treatment 1st: Non-surgucal treatments include activity modification, orthotics, and corticosteroid injections. If surgery is needed see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more