Causes of Sesamoiditis

The most common cause of sesamoiditis is overuse, especially from activities that put high levels of pressure on the ball of the foot, such as running, football, golf, and dancing, as well as sports such as tennis, basketball, and volleyball. However, any repetitive impact or trauma to the forefoot—including frequently wearing high heeled shoes—can cause it as well. In addition, people with high arches or inflexible feet are at risk for developing sesamoid problems.

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