Sesamoiditis is one of those common sports injuries that many people do not know much about. Your feet have little bones in them, called sesamoids, that can become irritated and lead to pain in the forefoot area. When this overuse injury happens, usually from activities like dancing or running, it is important to stop the aggravating activity and visit our office.
Some of the signs and symptoms of sesamoiditis to look out for include tenderness in the ball of your foot, restricted movement of the big toe, and a persistent, dull pain that develops gradually. The pain will be located in the ball of your foot and will either come or go depending on activity and your choice in footwear. Swelling and bruising may be present, but not in all cases.
If you are experiencing these conditions, make an appointment with our Palm Desert, CA office so that you can receive a proper diagnosis from Harvey R. Danciger, DPM. He will get to the bottom of your foot pain and provide expert treatment so you can live life without restriction. Call (760) 568-0108 or schedule an appointment today!