What Are The Sesamoids And Sesamoiditis?
To understand sesamoid injuries in the foot, you must first grasp what sesamoids are. A sesamoid is a bone that is 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, in a normal foot.
The sesamoids assist the big toe to move 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.
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