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
Causes of Sesamoid Problem
- Repetitive toe motion
Treatment for Sesamoid Problem
- Anti-Inflammatory Medication
- Wear stiff sole shoe
- Surgery for removing of damaged portion, lengthening tendon or moving the tendon