Foot Sesamoiditis Illustration | Experienced Idaho PodiatristTo understand sesamoid injuries in the foot, you must first grasp what sesamoids are. A sesamoid is a bone encased within a tendon. Sesamoids can be discovered in a variety of body joints. The sesamoids are two pea-shaped bones in the ball of the foot, beneath the big toe joint.

The sesamoids assist the big toe in moving normally and create leverage when the big toe pushes off during walking and running by acting as a pulley for tendons. The sesamoids also act as a weight-bearing surface for the first metatarsal bone (the long bone attached to the big toe), absorbing the impact of walking, running, and jumping on the ball of the foot.

Are You Suffering From Sesamoiditis In The Caldwell Or Meridian, Idaho Area?

If you're suffering from sesamoiditis you owe it to yourself to speak with our experienced podiatrists as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!

Dr. P. Roman Burk
Providing experienced private practice podiatry services in the Caldwell and Meridian, ID area since 2007.