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.