Big Toe Pain and Podiatry

Big toe pain can be caused by a number of different conditions. Given that cricket season is approaching it may be worthwhile talking about sesamoiditis. Sesamoiditis is a common injury that can occur during cricket. It is particularly common while bowling.

Sesamoiditis is a condition where the “Sesamoids” become inflamed and painful. The Sesamoids are bones that are beneath the big toe “knuckle”. These become aggravated and painful due to both pushing stress from high weight bearing activities and pulling force from the muscles that attach into the structure.

If you have big toe joint pain, it is vital to get a diagnosis from a professional a there are many conditions that present similarly. Treatment for sesamoiditis usually consist of controlling the pressure through the area and dealing with both flexibility and strength of the muscles that attach into the sesamoids. This can include, orthotics, footwear and tailor made rehabilitation programs.