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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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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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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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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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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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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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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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PTs, AT, &dr suspected sesamoid stress fracture (athlete) Xrays & MRI negative. Dr diagnosed chronic sesamoiditis. Treatments? will it come back?

PTs, AT, &dr suspected sesamoid stress fracture (athlete) Xrays & MRI negative. Dr diagnosed chronic sesamoiditis. Treatments? will it come back?

Offload the area: You will likely need an orthotic in your shoe to keep pressure and stress from the area, this will help to prevent recurrence. There is always a possibility of it coming back, usually if you irritate to area such as if you are on rough ground or hard surfaces without good shoes on. ...Read more

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Severe pain from sesamoiditis ~3 mos worsening even with PT and modified excercise. MRI scheduled, but doc doubts fracture. what treatments can help?

Severe pain from sesamoiditis ~3 mos worsening even with PT and modified excercise. MRI scheduled, but doc doubts fracture. what treatments can help?

Offloading: If the MRI is negative or even before that you can take the pressure off of the sesamoids with an orthotic or padding in your shoes, this should help with the pain. Your doctor could modify your shoe insert to help with this. Also you should not go barefoot, as this puts more pressure on the area. and avoid heeled shoes or shoes with a very narrow toe box. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure sesamoiditis?

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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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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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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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 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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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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