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How Long Does It Take for Sesamoiditis to Heal?

Tuesday, 28 February 2023 00:00

Many patients afflicted with sesamoiditis often ask podiatrists how long it will take to heal from this condition. The answer is slightly complicated. Sesamoiditis occurs when the two sesamoid bones in the ball of the foot become aggravated and inflamed. The recovery time will be significantly dependent on the severity of the injury. For example, if a patient has a relatively minor case of sesamoiditis, they can expect their recovery time to be short. The recovery time might only be a few days if the foot is rested and treated properly. However, if a patient has a severe case of sesamoiditis, it may take longer to recover. If you believe you have sesamoiditis, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist today who can provide treatment and a recovery timeline.

Sesamoiditis is an unpleasant foot condition characterized by pain in the balls of the feet. If you think you’re struggling with sesamoiditis, contact one of our podiatrists of Preferred Footcare, LLC. Our doctors will treat your condition thoroughly and effectively.


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 feel free to contact our office located in Stamford, CT . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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