Symptoms of Sesamoiditis

Symptoms of sesamoiditis may include the following:

  • Pain directly below the big toe, especially when walking or running;
  • Pain may be vague/aching or sharp, especially when the toe is moved upward you move your toe upward;
  • Tender to the touch;
  • Limited movement in the big toe;
  • Catching or popping sensation below the big toe.

Sesamoiditis may be difficult to distinguish from metatarsalgia, but the pain of sesamoiditis is usually confined to the area immediately below the big toe, whereas pain from metatarsalgia can occur anywhere in the forefoot area below the toes.

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