Medical Considerations for Sesamoiditis
Since they are bones, the sesamoids can fracture. When this occurs, more aggressive treatments may be needed, including surgery. Because several conditions may occur together with—or may be mistaken for—sesamoiditis, see your doctor when you have any pain in the forefoot that lasts more than a few days or recurs.
Reviewed by: Robert P. Thompson, C.Ped, IPFH Scientific Advisory Board
Last updated: July 6, 2015