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FOOT ASSOCIATES, P.C.

  Todd Newsom, D.P.M.


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      3525 S. Tamarac Dr. #330

      Denver, CO 80237

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Sesamoiditis

 

There are often pains in the foot that can’t initially be explained. Since they are extremely frustrating, they do need to be identified and properly treated. One such ailment is called sesamoiditis. This generally refers to an inflammation of the sesamoid bones on the ball of the foot just behind the big toe.

Generally, most bones in our body are connected to each other by joints.  However, there are a few that are connected only to tendons or are embedded in muscle.  These bones are called sesamoids. Because the sesamoids protrude down, underneath the “big toe,” they give these muscles extra leverage and power.  This power allows the big toe to “push” us forward with extra force each time we take a step.  Without the sesamoids, the big toe loses some of its power and force.

Sesamoiditis can generally be identified from other foot ailments due to its gradual onset of symptoms just beneath the big toe. 

The most common symptoms include:

  • The area is tender when direct pressure is applied.
  • Mild pain occurs when walking barefoot or in thin soled shoes and worsens while running or jumping.
  • Pain is alleviated quickly with rest.
  • In later stages, constant pain is present under the sesamoids, as well as other aggravating symptoms.


Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the ailment. Visit your podiatrist to find out the best treatment for you.

 
 
Denver Podiatrist Foot Associates, PC is a poidiatry office providing Sesamoiditis, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Denver, CO. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Ankle Pain & Instability, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions/Cysts, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis/ Nail Fungus, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis/Dry Scaly Skin and all work related in the 80237 area and surrounding areas in Denver