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The aim of the treatment is to reduce the pressure on the area under the big toe where the sesamoids are located. Footwear modification and insoles can be really helpful but stretching of a tight calf muscle and physiotherapy will provide further relief. Relative rest and avoiding stress to the forefoot will also be necessary to reduce the overload. In case of inflammation in the joint, a cortisone injection will reduce the pain. In case of ongoing pain, an operation might be necessary which means one has to remove part or the whole sesamoid which is responsible for the pain. As the tendon is left intact the function of the toe is preserved and patients will soon be aware of the benefit of having the damaged sesamoid removed.

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Foot and Ankle Conditions
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Mr Klinke treats a range of common foot and ankle conditions. You can view the conditions and treatments by selecting from the list below.

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