Sesamoiditis treatment Denver

Sesamoiditis Condition


Sesamoiditis is a painful condition of the plantar aspect of the 1st
metatarsal head. The two pea sized sesamoid bones are located
under the 1st metatarsal head. These bones assist the first metatarsal
shaft and the great toe in the propulsive phase of gait.

Each sesamoid bone bears one sixth of the forefoot weight.
Tenderness can be on one or both of these bones. Impact and overuse
are generally the causative factor. Malaligned foot biomechanics may
place more stress on the sesamoid bones. Custom molded orthotics
to balance the biomechanics of the foot, loading the medial longitudinal
arch and transverse metatarsal arch provide relief. As with any forefoot
condition, a slow gentle calf muscle stretching program should be
started several times a day as soon as possible.
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