Sesamoid Problem


What is Sesamoid Problem?

Sesamoid are embedded within the soft tissues under the main joint of the big toe. Even though they are small in size, the sesamoids play an important role in how the foot and big toe work. They acts as a fulcrum point for the toe flexors, giving these muscles extra leverage and power. The sesamoids also help absorb pressure under the foot during standing and walking.

Symptoms of Sesamoid Problem

  • Vague pain under the main joint of the big toe
  • Range of motion of big toe is affected
  • Numberness


Causes of Sesamoid Problem


Treatment for Sesamoid Problem

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medication
  • Wear stiff sole shoe
  • Surgery for removing of damaged portion, lengthening tendon or moving the tendon


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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