Are you experiencing pain in the ball of your foot that makes it difficult to put your full weight on your foot? Is it difficult to bend and straighten your big toe? How about swelling or bruising—do you see any in the area where the pain is? At Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers, we know that “yes” answers to these questions likely indicate an injury to the
What Are Sesamoids?
Diagnosing and Treating Sesamoid Injuries
Our podiatrists Dr. Anthony Benenati, Dr. Neil Shaw, and Dr. Adam Thompson will examine your feet and get a complete medical history. The foot doctor will check the movement and range of motion of your big toe and may order x-rays or other imaging studies. You should let the foot doctor know if you injured your foot in any way recently.
There are several conservative treatment methods available for sesamoid pain and inflammation, and the podiatrist will choose the best course of treatment for your particular injury. Some options include medication, icing, shoe modifications and an injection of steroidal medication.
If you believe you may have a sesamoid injury, make an appointment at our Macomb (586) 416-3668, St. Clair Shores (586) 779-6140 or Warren (586) 756-3338 office to get your foot evaluated as soon as possible.