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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. Tanya Russo
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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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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 is sesamoiditis?

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

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Can you tell me about sesamoiditis?

Inflammation: It is inflammation of the bones under the 1st metatarsal bone of the foot. It can be very painful and make it difficult to walk. ...Read more

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What is sesamoiditis and how is it treated?

Inflammed bone: Sesamoiditis is an inflammatory process of the small bone(s) under the first metatarsal head. Because these bones are small and subject to a lot of force with each step, these can be stubborn and painful afflictions to live with. Antiinflammatories, injections, offloading (with padding, orthoses) crutches and nonweightbearing, and even surgery can be necessary to resolve this. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to do with sesamoiditis?

See podiatrist: Bedsides placing padding on area to take stress off and also using ice on area for 10 minute intervals periodically you should also see podiatrist for anti-inflammatory meds, x ray, etc. ...Read more

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