Pain relief from os trigonum syndrome is often achieved through rest, immobilization and anti-inflammatory medicines. In some people, however, surgery may be required to remove the os trigonum, as this extra bone is not necessary for normal foot function.
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- Mercy Medical Center Des Moines
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- How is os trigonum syndrome treated?
How is osteochondritis dissecans treated?
Treatment of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) depends on the age of the patient, the circumstances of the injury and the type of bone damage. A simple bone contusion (bruise) would be treated differently from a detached bone fragment. In most cases, OCD lesions in children and young teens will heal on their own, especially when the body still has a great deal of growing to do. Treatment options may vary from simply being on crutches and being casted to having surgery.
What is sesamoiditis?
Christopher Chiodo, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answeredBeneath the base of your big toe, in the ball of your foot, are two small bones called the sesamoids. They function much like pulleys, facilitating movement of the big toe. But with too much stress they can become painful -- a condition known as sesamoiditis -- and may even fracture. The best way to avoid the problem is to wear shoes with proper support and cushioning, especially for high-impact sports such as tennis or running.
Symptoms of sesamoid pain or sesamoiditis include:
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- Pain in the ball of the foot, beneath the big toe
- Swelling in the ball of the foot