Sesamoiditis

Sesamoids are small bones not connected to other bones but rather are connected by tendons or are embedded in muscle. There are two sesamoids located at the base of the big toe on the underside of the foot and when they become inflamed and painful it is referred to as Sesamoiditis, a form of tendinitis. General the onset of Sesamoiditis is gradual and is usually caused by increased activity or poor foot mechanics. Custom orthotics and padding can reduce the pressure in the affected area.

Sesamoiditis

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