There are 2 small bones under the 1st metatarsal head called sesamoids. Your knee cap is the largest sesamoid in your body. These bones can sometimes become inflamed or even fractured. An x-ray and / or a diagnostic ultrasound can be very helpful to diagnose this. Sometimes I have my patients try a Silipos universal gel strap to cushion the area. Sometimes, A cast boot is indicated to let the area remain still so it can heal.
Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on April 21, 2005 at 22:15:36:
In Reply to: Bone bruise?
posted by Wendel on April 20, 2005 at 05:18:06:
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