Sesamoiditis is a common ailment that affects the forefoot, typically in people who engage in physical activity like running or dancing. The term is a general description for any irritation of the sesamoid bones, which are tiny bones within the tendons that run to the big toe. Like the kneecap, the sesamoids function as a pulley, increasing the leverage of the tendons controlling the toe. Sesamoiditis’ most common symptom is pain under the big toe joint.
These Aetrex Orthotics are available with customizing memory foam top covers and built-in metatarsal pads to help unload pressure at the metatarsal area while providing the cushioning needed to help relieve the pain.