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How do you tape your big toe if you have sesamoiditis?

How do you tape your big toe if you have sesamoiditis?

Down: By taping the big toe down, neutral to plantar flexion, it will reduce the amount of pull by the flexor tendon and reduce pain. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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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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What are the symptoms involved with sesamoiditis?

What are the symptoms involved with sesamoiditis?

Trisomy 13: Cleft lip or palate
clenched hands
close-set eyes eyes may actually fuse together into one
decreased muscle tone
extra fingers or toes
hernias: umbilical hernia, inguinal hernia
hole, split, or cleft in the iris
low-set earsmental retardation,
seizures
single palmar crease
skeletal abnormalities
small eyes
small head small lower jaw
undescended testicle. ...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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What kind of activities will cause you to have sesamoiditis?

Running and dancing: Running and dancing are most commonly associated with sesamoiditis, but it can occur with many other activities. ...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 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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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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Are there any good stretches to prevent sesamoiditis?

Are there any good stretches to prevent sesamoiditis?

Good shoes: Avoid bad shoes. Walk on whole foot rather then on toes or high heel., if painful need to see specialist. ...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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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 are some reasons for sesamoiditis surgery in both feet?

Pain that: Doesn't go away. Fracture of the bone that is painful and doesn't heal conservatively. ...Read more

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How long will recovery take for sesamoiditis surgery in both feet?

How long will recovery take for sesamoiditis surgery in both feet?

Surgery: That will depend o how much dissection will be needed to excise the bone. Generally this involves soft tissue dissection with skin healing in 10-14 days further recovery will be dependent on your participation in your care, . ...Read more

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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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Can a foot injury called sesamoiditis go away on it's own, and how?

Can a foot injury called sesamoiditis go away on it's own, and how?

Yes, by taking: Pressure off the sesamoids. There are pads called dancers pads that do just that. An alternative would be a custom made orthotic. Stay away from heels while you have this condition. ...Read more

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How do I cure sesamoiditis? Tried orthotics; minimal running shoes helped a little.

How do I cure sesamoiditis? Tried orthotics; minimal running shoes helped a little.

Sesmoiditis: Did you have an x-ray to make sure it's not a fracture? If no fracture have a dancers pad added to orthotic which will take weight off area. Which sesmoid is it, tibial or fibular? ...Read more

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I've got a sore foot and just found out it's sesamoiditis. Any tips on easing the pain?

I've got a sore foot and just found out it's sesamoiditis. Any tips on easing the pain?

See below: The best thing to do is to keep weight off the area of the foot. May want to try an orthotic with a cut out pad to stop the sesamoid from hitting the ground. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with L medial sesamoiditis (xray clean). getting worse &pain lingers but in springboard diving season. Dangerous to continue through pain?

Diagnosed with L medial sesamoiditis (xray clean). getting worse &pain lingers but in springboard diving season. Dangerous to continue through pain?

Could be: Xrays should typically be rechecked at 14 days after initial injury... as a stress fracture does not show up right away. If your pain is getting worse I recommend getting seen again or a 2nd opinion! I personally would not continue with springboard until a decrease in pain and healing has occurred. ...Read more

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Can sesamoiditis bring about fracture?

Can sesamoiditis bring about fracture?

Not exactly: Sesamoiditis and sesamoid fractures are usually different entities but are sometimes grouped together because the symptoms are similar--pain. Sesamoiditis is truly inflammation of the bone usually from an overuse injury. Fractures can be acute or due to stress. ...Read more

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Athletic trainer diagnosed sesamoiditis, & have had 5 days off from diving since. Pain is not improving though. Should I see my doctor?

Athletic trainer diagnosed sesamoiditis, & have had 5 days off from diving since. Pain is not improving though. Should I see my doctor?

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. ...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?

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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Could a turf toe injury (ignored for 1.5 years) be misdiagnosed/not noticed due to sesamoiditis (w/MRIs)? could that cause chronic pain in the area?

Could a turf toe injury (ignored for 1.5 years) be misdiagnosed/not noticed due to sesamoiditis (w/MRIs)? could that cause chronic pain in the area?

Tough to treat.: Sesamoiditis is considered to be just one component of a severe form of turf toe. Turf toe is just a term used to describe injury to the plantar structures of the big toe joint. One of the components are the sesamoids ant the tendon they sit in. Sesamoiditis, whether due to fracture, dislocation or inflammation is some times difficult to resolve and often requires either partial or total removal. ...Read more

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Should you soak foot with sesamoiditis in hot bath or ice instead? Also can sesamoiditis cause symtoms similar to plantar fasciitis/heel pain?

Try both: See which you like better there is no right or wrong here. The symptoms are usually pain…can they be similar yes….treatment also would consist of trying to off eight bear the first met head region and trying to avoid propulsion or bending of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. ...Read more

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Sesamoiditis last year; got better over time. Activity restarted and pain came back much worse, not improving (with PT); clean xray- Stress fracture?

Time and patience: Sesamoiditis is notoriously difficult to treat. X-rays typically show a stress fracture, but some physicians opt for an MRI if pain continues. Differences in opinion are common on resting vs mild activity. You will want a rigid shoe and molded pads in the area to help. Ultimately, some patients need prolonged (few weeks) rest or a rigid boot/cast while the area heals. ...Read more

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Can you identify between a stress fracture and sesamoiditis without an MRI? Seeing a Dr, but any self test methods/distinguishing factors in pain type

Can you identify between a stress fracture and sesamoiditis without an MRI? Seeing a Dr, but any self test methods/distinguishing factors in pain type

Tough: It's difficult to clarify by exam thus the need for additional testing if you really want to know the diagnosis. Nonetheless since treatment is similar, advanced imaging is not absolutely necessary ...Read more

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College diver w/ chronic sesamoiditis, got worse again yesterday. Now noticing some tingling sensations in foot should I be concerned/talk to trainer?

College diver w/ chronic sesamoiditis, got worse again yesterday. Now noticing some tingling sensations in foot should I be concerned/talk to trainer?

Too many unknowns: I believe the two problems can be separate. Also, you do not specify when the sesamoid bone hurts you. RE: the sesamoid if painful on ambulation has many conservative approaches. If surgery required I had good success with surgically cutting the sesamoid in half with very good results as oppose removing the complete bone. A neurological exam is required for the other problem. ...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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Can you have plantar fasciitis achilles tendonitis sesamoiditis all at once or can one of those conditions cause pain everywhere on foot will MRI show?

Can you have plantar fasciitis achilles tendonitis sesamoiditis all at once or can one of those conditions cause pain everywhere on foot will MRI show?

Three's a crowd...: You certainly can have all three conditions at the same time. An experienced clinician would be able to determine the diagnosis without an MRI. An MRI would be helpful in demonstrating the tissue's reaction to the to the inflammatory condition. Consult with your Healthtap specialist for further understanding. ...Read more

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Diagnosed sesamoiditis. It's getting worse, even with PT and now it sometimes is radiating to the rest of my foot. Actually a stress fracture?

Stress fracture: Of the sesamoid is in the differential diagnosis for sesamoiditis, X-rays or advanced imaging studies scan help, though the initial treatment is commonly the same ...Read more