Sesamoditis can cause a great deal of discomfort and pain. Don't let your injury get worse, give us a call at Mid Nebraska Foot Clinic and receive immediate help.
Non surgical treatment is always the first option for sesamoid injuries.
These treatments include:
- Taping, padding, or strapping. Padding may be applied inside the shoe to alleviate pressure to the inflamed sesamoid area. The toe may also be strapped or taped to relieve tension.
- Immobilization and non-weight-bearing. A cast or cast-like walking boot may be applied. Crutches may also be recommended to help keep weight off the foot.
- Oral medications. Anti-inflammatory drugs can be very helpful in reducing inflammation and pain.
- Physical therapy, including range-of-motion exercises, strengthening, and conditioning, as well as ultrasound therapy may follow immobilization.