Sesamoiditis, an inflammatory condition, develops in the two small bones located near the base of your toe called sesamoids. The bones bear the weight, acting as pulleys to assist you to move your toe when you walk. Repeated pressure, tension, or force on the big toe causes sesamoiditis. If the pressure is too intense, the bones can fracture. If a fracture happens, the foot needs to be immobilization for 4-6 weeks depending on the severity. After immobilization, you will require physiotherapy to increase your foot’s motion, strength, and function.
Sometimes the sesamoids are very painful and would require surgery, usually by a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon. The surgery is a simple removal of the bone and usually, recovery is very fast.
Most people suffering from sesamoiditis do not require surgery, but a few sessions of physiotherapy can manage the pain. Pain is one of the major signs of sesamoiditis, which if not treated, gradually increases. It may lead to bruising and swelling.
At Physiomobility, we have a team of qualified professionals who offer specialized treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you have a chronic medical condition, such as arthritis, or you have experienced a sports injury, or suffer from dizziness and vertigo our experienced physiotherapists will provide you personalized treatment, offering you relief from pain and discomfort and enabling you to get back to your usual activities quickly.
AS ESSENTIAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, WE REMAIN OPEN FOR IN-CLINIC TREATMENTS DURING THE PROVINCE WIDE EMERGENCY BREAK ANNOUNCED ON APRIL 01, 2021
Physiomobility continues to remain open and is not part of the lockdown. We continue to have rigorous disinfection policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of our community and are open for patient in-person visits with all of our practitioners.
Virtual appointments are available and encouraged for those who are at a heightened risk of illness.
We remain focused on our quality of care & our continued commitment to helping our patients feel their best. For further assistance, you can contact us at 416-444-4800 during our opening hours.
The Physiomobility Team