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How is Sesamoiditis Diagnosed?

Tuesday, 12 July 2022 00:00

An injury can lead to the foot condition known as sesamoiditis. This can happen as a result of a sporting mishap, which can affect the sesamoid bones that are found inside a tendon or muscle. The sesamoid bones aid with shock absorption, and help in balancing while walking or running. Common symptoms that people can experience with this foot condition can include a dull pain in the bottom or ball of the foot, and they may feel a sensation of stepping on marbles or small pebbles. Bruising and swelling can develop at the site of the injury, and the affected area may be tender to touch. X-rays can aid in the diagnosis of sesadmoiditis, as well as an MRI, which can provide additional pictures of the tissues and tendons surrounding the sesamoid bones. Patients who have sesamoiditis may find relief when supportive shoes are worn, and specific exercises are practiced. This is a condition that is treated by a podiatrist, and it is advised that you schedule an appointment with this type of doctor if you are affected by this ailment.

Sesamoiditis is an unpleasant foot condition characterized by pain in the balls of the feet. If you think you’re struggling with sesamoiditis, contact Dr. Lee R. Stein of Lake Shore Foot & Ankle, PC. Our doctor will treat your condition thoroughly and effectively.

Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis is a condition of the foot that affects the ball of the foot. It is more common in younger people than it is in older people. It can also occur with people who have begun a new exercise program, since their bodies are adjusting to the new physical regimen. Pain may also be caused by the inflammation of tendons surrounding the bones. It is important to seek treatment in its early stages because if you ignore the pain, this condition can lead to more serious problems such as severe irritation and bone fractures.

Causes of Sesamoiditis

  • Sudden increase in activity
  • Increase in physically strenuous movement without a proper warm up or build up
  • Foot structure: those who have smaller, bonier feet or those with a high arch may be more susceptible

Treatment for sesamoiditis is non-invasive and simple. Doctors may recommend a strict rest period where the patient forgoes most physical activity. This will help give the patient time to heal their feet through limited activity. For serious cases, it is best to speak with your doctor to determine a treatment option that will help your specific needs.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Chicago, Highland Park, and Uptown, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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