Fairmont Podiatrist | Fairmont Sesamoiditis | WV | Podiatry |

Doctors Foot Center

1228 Country Club Rd.
Fairmont, WV 26554

Dr. Rusty L. Cain, DPM

Phone:  (304) 363-3338

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. 

Fairmont Podiatrist | Fairmont Sesamoiditis | WV | Podiatry |
 
 
 
 
Fairmont Podiatrist Podiatry is a poidiatry office providing Sesamoiditis, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Fairmont, WV. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis (nail fungus), 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 26554 area and surrounding areas in Fairmont