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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sesamoid Fractures: Top 5 Home Treatments

CT Scan of Big Toe Joint showing 2 normal sized sesamoids under the first metatarsal head. They can be very vulnerable to injury due to their position.

What are the top 5 home treatments when you have healing (healed) sesamoid fractures? They are:
  1. Spica Taping to limit dorsiflexion of the big toe joint.
  2. Ice or contrast bathing up to 3 times per day to control the swelling.
  3. Accommodative padding in all shoegear to protect the sore area.
  4. A removable cast to use when needed (need to be able to completely eliminate pain when necessary for several days.
  5. A diet with good levels of Calcium (1500mg/day) and Vit D (400 units/day).


  1. Dr Blake,

    This blog is seriously amazing. In today's world, patients /will/ look up disorders and treatment options online, and right now it's not easy to find health information that is both accessible and of high caliber. Thank you so much for sharing your insight, advice, and knowledge with the web browsing public!


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