Re: gout vs. fractured sesmoid

There are usually 2 sesamoid bones under the 1st metatarsal head . The word sesamoid comes from the Greek word for sesame seed. The knee cap is the largest sesamoid bone in the body. In some people the sesamoids can be in 2 parts or bipartite. I always take an x-ray of the other foot to see the other side. I recommend you see a podiatrist to get further evaluation.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on July 14, 2004 at 23:51:35:

In Reply to: gout vs. fractured sesmoid posted by Joe Petro. on July 14, 2004 at 09:59:08:

The Shin Splint Compression Wrap applies gentle pressure on soft tissue next to the tibia (shin bone), helping prevent additional tearing of the soft tissue away from the tibia. Compression not only reduces additional damage, it alleviates pain and enhances the healing process.

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