2. Why this method?
3. Which method would you say is the worst? Why?
4. What is the most common way of injuring the sesamoid bone in the foot?
5. Have you ever heard of someone getting arthritis in their big toe from a certain treatment?
6. If you had to put your patient in orthotic devices, would it be a Morton's extension or a Dancer's pad (apologies if my terminology is off, while researching I realized some doctor's use different names)?
- Enough arch support or varus wedging to shift the weight back into the arch and over to the 2nd and 3rd metatarsals as you move through your foot.
- Metatarsal arch support to shift weight laterally (towards the outside of the foot).
- Dancer's pads (aka Reverse Mortons) to shift the weight laterally as the weight goes onto the metatarsals at pushoff.
- Cushioning under the first metatarsal head
- Minimal heel lift not to shift too much weight forward
- Stiff forefoot area to minimize bend if needed (at least a design that does not encourage excessive big toe joint motion).
8. It was brought to my attention that some people are born with their sesamoid already in two pieces, do they experience the same problems of someone who has broken their sesamoid experiences?