Accessory Sesamoid (Extra Bone)

The human foot is made up of 28 bones; 14 phalanges, 5 metatarsals, 7 tarsals and 2 sesamoids. Some people have extra bones which are congenital in nature but can be the result of trauma. Often these extra bones are painless and only discovered if an X-ray is performed.  Sometimes these bones can result in pain and discomfort.

One such location is on the bottom of the big toe. If an accessory bone becomes large enough on the bottom of the big toe the pressure it places on the surrounding tissues can result in inflammation and or a painful callus. To alleviate this pressure carries silicone and foam digital sleeves. Should addtional pressure relief be required we also carry full length accommodative innersoles.