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Anyone suffering with sesamoiditis or pain under big toe joint?

I am having a hard time sith the pain under my big toe when i walk or am rested.  At times my arch  and heel hurts so much! Been trying to walk 10000 steps each day to get back active but its holding me back. I am struggling to sleep as i feel the pain from the whole day in my feet.

Podiatrist gave me insoles before but they are too hard and dont fit in most shoes. I try to wear skechers shoes that has memory foam to help me! 


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I don't know if it will help or if they still do them even, it's a long time since I went clubbing, there use to be some gel type inner soles for after a night out dancing that moved with the feet and really helped. It's so long ago and do much brain fog in between maybe some one one here will remember their name and if they are still around the used to help me walk home on a night really worked xxxxx I hope your pain eases hunny xxxxx


Hi my friend,

Sorry to hear that your suffering with Sesamoidtis!

Here ia a link that may be of benifit to you:

Warm hugs,

Elizabeth xx


Sorry to hear this.I don't have problem with big toe but sometimes my arch feels like it's going to tear apart.Sketchers are the best!!Peck👟👟


Hi Khae8

I am so genuinely sorry to read that you are suffering and struggling in this way and I sincerely hope that you can find some resolution to this issue. It is not something that I suffer with but I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck. Please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you


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If your heel is hurting you it's call plantar fasciitis i have that. More women get then men.

When I first had omg it was excruciating stabbing pain,u can't walk on it. 

You have to buy insole to support the heel and arch. You can't walk on.


The MRI showed one of my sesamoid bones had pushed outside its capsule under the ball of my right-foot causing tendonitis as a result of ballroom dance, walking the golf course, and general overuse. Every step hurt and I was miserable. Anti-inflammatory drugs alleviated the pain but the injury was not healing much due to my curtailed but continued dancing.

My podiatrist, a fellow ballroomer, made a custom orthotic from a hard plastic over-the-counter insert with a thin foam top that hollowed out a space for the affected area beside the ball of my foot. This minimized the direct pressure on the injured area and allowed me to continue my activity. He also administered three courses of therapeutic ultrasound, which while uncomfortable during the 10-minute treatment sessions, have provided further relief. (I had to discontinue the anti-inflammatory during ultrasound, as it inhibits the ultrasound response.)

I am likely several months away from full healing, but I no longer have the problem of having acute pain for a few days after a misstep or clumsy rise to the ball of the foot.


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