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Runner Pushes Through Sesamoiditis

alex-milner.jpgAlex Milner, a senior at Lake Zurich,crosses the finish line in a 3,200-meter run at Lake County Invitational. He set a school record by finishing in 9 minutes, 18.70 seconds, but did not win the Lake County title. Milner endured pain due to sesamoiditis, a condition that causes inflammation in the foot.   

Milner didn’t know he had sesamoiditis and ignored the pain, and continued to run. Even though, he faced a problematic condition; Milner still reached his goal as he knew much was at stake for the upcoming competition.

If you are experience foot pain you think might be related to sesamoiditis, it is recommended to seek the care of a chiropodist such as Marz Hardy, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics. Maz. Hardy can diagnose your sesamoiditis and provide the appropriate treatment options.

Sesamoiditis is a condition of the foot that affects the ball of the foot. It is more common in younger people than it is in older people. It can also occur with people who have begun a new exercise program, since their bodies are adjusting to the new physical regimen. Pain may also be caused by the inflammation of tendons surrounding the bones. It is important to seek treatment in its early stages because if you ignore the pain, this condition can lead to more serious problems such as severe irritation and bone fractures.

Causes of Sesamoiditis

· Sudden increase in activity
· Increase in physically strenuous movement without a proper warm up or build up
· Foot structure: those who have smaller, bonier feet or those with a high arch may be more susceptible

Treatment for sesamoiditis is non-invasive and simple. Doctors may recommend a strict rest period where the patient forgoes most physical activity. This will help give the patient time to heal their feet through limited activity. For serious cases, it is best to speak with your doctor to determine a treatment option that will help your specific needs.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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