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Biebel & DeCotiis Podiatry Associates

Dr. Mark A. Biebel, F.A.C.F.A.S*
Diplomate American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. Mark A. DeCotiis, F.A.C.F.A.S*
Diplomate American Board of Foot and Ankel Surgery

Dr. Gina Lagnese, F.A.C.F.A.S.*
Diplomate American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. Demetrios J. Grossos
Foot and Ankle Surgery

Holmdel
721 North Beers Street
Suite 2C
Holmdel, NJ 07733
(732) 888-1717

Middletown
1000 Route 35 South
Suite 101
Middletown, NJ 07748
(732) 837-3313

 

Sesamoiditis

 

There are often pains in the foot that can’t initially be explained. Since they are extremely frustrating, they do need to be identified and properly treated. One such ailment is called sesamoiditis. This generally refers to an inflammation of the sesamoid bones on the ball of the foot just behind the big toe. Occasionally, the sesamoid bone can be fractured.

Generally, most bones in our body are connected to each other by joints.  However, there are a few that are connected only to tendons or are embedded in muscle.  These bones are called sesamoids. Because the sesamoids protrude down, underneath the “big toe,” they give these muscles extra leverage and power.  This power allows the big toe to “push” us forward with extra force each time we take a step.  Without the sesamoids, the big toe loses some of its power and force. 

The most common symptoms include:

  • The area under the big toe is tender when direct pressure is applied.
  • Pain occurs when walking barefoot or in thin soled shoes and worsens while running or jumping.
  • Pain is alleviated  with rest.
  • In later stages, constant pain is present under the sesamoids, as well as other aggravating symptoms.


Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the ailment. Visit your podiatrist to find out the best treatment for you.

 
 
 
Holmdel Podiatrist Biebel & DeCotiis Podiatry Associates is a poidiatry office providing Sesamoiditis, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Holmdel, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07733 area and surrounding areas in Holmdel