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Who Is Prone to Getting Sesamoiditis?

A common symptom of the medical condition that is known as sesamoiditis is pain under the big toe. It can affect women who frequently wear high heels, and people who enjoy running and dancing. The sesamoid bones are small, and are located under the big toe. They are responsible for pushing the body off while walking and running. This can become painful and difficult to do if the sesamoid bones become gradually inflamed, or if an injury occurs. This may happen suddenly. Research has indicated that there are specific exercises that can be performed which may help to accelerate healing. These can include rolling the affected foot on a tennis ball, and bending and strengthening the toe with resistance bands. Complete healing may take several weeks, and it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist, who can properly manage this condition.

Sesamoiditis is an unpleasant foot condition characterized by pain in the balls of the feet. If you think you’re struggling with sesamoiditis, contact one of our podiatrists of Romeo Foot & Ankle Clinic. Our doctors will treat your condition thoroughly and effectively.


Sesamoiditis is a condition of the foot that affects the ball of the foot. It is more common in younger people than it is in older people. It can also occur with people who have begun a new exercise program, since their bodies are adjusting to the new physical regimen. Pain may also be caused by the inflammation of tendons surrounding the bones. It is important to seek treatment in its early stages because if you ignore the pain, this condition can lead to more serious problems such as severe irritation and bone fractures.

Causes of Sesamoiditis

  • Sudden increase in activity
  • Increase in physically strenuous movement without a proper warm up or build up
  • Foot structure: those who have smaller, bonier feet or those with a high arch may be more susceptible

Treatment for sesamoiditis is non-invasive and simple. Doctors may recommend a strict rest period where the patient forgoes most physical activity. This will help give the patient time to heal their feet through limited activity. For serious cases, it is best to speak with your doctor to determine a treatment option that will help your specific needs.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Washington and Shelby Townships, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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