The sesamoid bones are two small bones located beneath the big toe joint. The sesamoid bones assist in the movement of the big toe joint during push off in walking and running. Like any bone they can break.
Initial treatment involves rest, ice and elevation. Immobilization of the great toe joint is necessary to allow the sesamoid bone to heal. Immobilization can be achieved with a surgical shoe or Cam Walker. Future treatment will include a spring steel insole or rigid orthotic to minimize stress over the sesamoid bones. We also carry several styles of shoes and sneakers that have additional stabiltiy and rigid soles to protect the great toe joint in the future.