Sesamoiditis is inflammation of the small bones that sit under the big toe joint. It is caused by excessive pressure under this joint which can be a result of high foot arches, a “dropped” metatarsal bone, or atrophy of the fat pad. It is common amongst active individuals.
At Performance Podiatry, diagnosis is made after a biomechanical assessment (hyperlink)is performed.
It is an easily manageable condition. Your podiatrist will provide treatment such as
- Temporary deflective padding
- Footwear advice
- Orthotic Therapy to address the biomechanical cause