Q. What causes pain at sesamoid bone?

Answered by
Dr. Sumit Chawla
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 22, 2016 and last reviewed on: Nov 26, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am a triathlete. Before six months, I suffered from shin splint. I took rest for five months. I am underpronator runner. I consulted for gait analysis and then chose new running shoe Nike Pegasus 31. I feel comfortable and feel less shin pain using it. But, when I run more than five miles, I feel pain at sesamoid bone. How to cure and prevent it? Can I change the shoe? Will it help? Please suggest.

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopedics And Traumatology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Chronic irritation at the site of sesamoid can cause sesamoiditis, which can be a chronic painful condition.
  • There are a few points which I can recommend about the shoes. Narrow toe box predispose to hallux valgus (deformity of the big toe).
  • Sesamoid pain and displacement can result on a long term basis. So, adequate toe box space is recommended.
  • Second thing with shoes is it should have soft cushioned insoles especially at the level of forefoot and hindfoot to deal with the strain of weight bearing sites.
  • Application of ultrasound by physiotherapist at the site of pain is an effective method for acute pain relief. A course of anti-inflammatory medication along with hot fomentation is also advised.

For further information consult an orthopaedician and traumatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/orthopaedician-and-traumatologist


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