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Can you rest and let sesamoiditis heal on its own?

Can you rest and let sesamoiditis heal on its own?

Sometimes: "sesamoiditis" is a vague diagnosis encompassing many causes of sesamoid pain. If there is merely inflammation around the sesamoids, rest +/- immobilization can often resolve the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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 definition or description of: Sesamoiditis?

Sesawho ? Sesame !: 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 the big toe joint. ...Read more

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Is there a hereditary reason for sesamoiditis?

Is there a hereditary reason for sesamoiditis?

Structure: Sesamoiditis without an injury is usually seen in a high arched foot where there is more pressure on the ball of the foot. Another common deformity that can cause this condition is a bunion deformity because the sesamoids are subluxed from their normal groove under the first metatarsal head in a progressed bunion deformity. ...Read more

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Are there any good stretches to prevent sesamoiditis?

Are there any good stretches to prevent sesamoiditis?

Big toe pain: Big toe pain can be caused by sesamoiditis. Exercising the big toe by physically moving it dorsally and plantarly by manually exercising it while both standing and while sitting down may improve your discomfort. However, if the pain persists, you must have the big toe examined professionally where x-rays will be taken to rule out a possible sesamoid fracture. ...Read more

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What is sesamoiditis?

Inflamation: It is inflamation of the sesamoid bones which are under the 1st metatarsal head. ...Read more

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What exactly is sesamoiditis?

Sesamoids: Are two bones found under the first metatarsal. -itis ususally connotates inflammation. However, pain in the sesamoids whether inflammation is present or not is commonly referred to as sesamoiditis. ...Read more

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Could sesamoiditis ever go away?

Yes: with proper treatment which includes eliminating symptoms and cause. Often orthotics and more supportive shoes are helpful in relieving excessive stress in this area. ...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