Sesamoiditis

There are 2 sesamoid bones that are found in the underside of the forefoot near the big toe. The sesamoids assist with weight bearing and provide a smooth surface over which the tendons slide. Some of the conditions associated with the sesamoid include:

  • Sesamoiditis (inflammation of the tendons surrounding the sesamoids)
  • Fracture of sesamoid

X-rays will assist in diagnosis and appropriate treatment is recommended in the form of:

  • Immobilisation / stiff soled shoe or brace
  • Rest and ice
  • Cushioning pad or other orthotic devices are also helpful as the fracture heals