Applying ice to the area where sesamoiditis develops helps relieve pain and inflammation. You may have to cushion the area to relieve pressure on the bones -- with soft over-the-counter shoe inserts or orthoses with padding -- until the inflammation subsides, often in about two to three months. Rest and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) pain reliever can also help. If the pain persists for more than a few weeks, see a foot care specialist, who will x-ray the area to assess the bones and tailor your treatment program to the diagnosis.
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How is sesamoiditis treated?
James Ioli, DPM, Podiatry, answered
What causes stress fractures of the foot?
Stress fractures are overuse injuries that occur when repetitive actions exceed the bone’s ability to withstand the stress. They are often seen in those who participate in high-impact sports that involve running and jumping. Athletes participating in tennis, track and field, gymnastics and basketball are very susceptible to stress fractures. In all of these sports, the repetitive pounding of the foot against the ground can cause trauma
How is calcaneal apophysitis treated?
Calcaneal apophysitis is usually treated by reducing activity, stretching and using a tapered heel lift. In some severe cases, a cast may be used to promote healing while keeping the foot and ankle immobile.
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