What Is Sesamoiditis?

What Is Sesamoiditis?

At Cherrywood Foot Care, our team is well versed in all conditions that can plague your feet. One such ailment is known as sesamoiditis. When you suspect you’re suffering from this condition, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with our team. We’ll work to confirm this diagnosis and offer the treatment needed to get you back to full health.

What Is Sesamoiditis?

Sesamoids are bones that are attached to muscles by tendons. Other bones are typically connected at joints, making sesamoids somewhat unique. Sesamoiditis occurs when the tendons attached to these bones become irritated or inflamed, commonly due to overuse. Athletes and dancers are among the population typically affected. Symptoms that can show you are also now in this population include:

  • Having pain that builds gradually over time.
  • Swelling.
  • Bruising.
  • Immobility in your big toe.
  • Hearing a popping sound coming from your big toe when you walk.

Can Sesamoidits Be Prevented?

Before coming in for an appointment, patients may be wondering if there are ways to prevent and manage sesamoiditis symptoms. The answer to this question is yes! Our expert podiatrists would like to share them with you, so you can play an active role in keeping your feet protected. Some of the best methods for doing so include:

  • Wearing shoes that have a wide toe box.
  • Avoid wearing shoes such as high-heels.
  • Making sure to replace worn-out shoes regularly.

Treatment Options 

When the prevention methods aren’t providing you with the desired results, professional help should be sought. By choosing to work with the team of experts at Cherrywood Foot Care, you give yourself the best chance of getting back to being pain-free. There are various treatment methods we can recommend to improve your condition, including the following:

  • Avoid putting pressure on the balls of your feet.
  • Utilizing anti-inflammatory and pain medication.
  • Wearing custom orthotics.
  • In extreme cases, surgery.

Contact Cherrywood Foot Care

When foot problems develop, look no further than our team here at Cherrywood Foot Care. With years of experience serving the community under our belts, we can diagnose and treat all of your foot-related issues. For more information on sesamoiditis, or to schedule an appointment for care, be sure to contact our team today!