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Birmingham Podiatrist | Birmingham Sesamoiditis | AL | Cahaba Podiatry |

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Cahaba Podiatry and Pell City Podiatry 

5511 US-280 Ste 124
Birmingham, AL 35242
Phone: (205) 980-2005
Fax: (205) 980-6889
Monday and Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Closed for lunch 12pm-1:20pm
Friday: By Appointment Only

4109 Cogswell Ave.
Pell City, AL 35125
Phone: (205) 814-1234 
Fax: (205) 814-1235 
Tuesday and Thursday: 9am-5pm 
Closed for lunch 12pm-1:20pm 
Friday: By Appointment Only 

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.

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.

Sesamoiditis can generally be identified form other foot ailments due to its gradual onset of symptoms just beneath the big toe. 

The most common symptoms include:

  • The area is tender when direct pressure is applied.
  • Mild pain occurs when walking barefoot or in thin soled shoes and worsens while running or jumping.
  • Pain is alleviated quickly 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.

 
 
 
Birmingham Podiatrist Cahaba Podiatry is a poidiatry office providing Sesamoiditis, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Birmingham, AL. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, 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, Pediatric Foot Care, 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 35242 area and surrounding areas in Birmingham