If left untreated, surgery may be necessary. To avoid this outcome, consult a foot pain specialist, such as a podiatrist, who will utilise non-invasive conservative management to relieve pain and prevent the condition from deteriorating. These treatments can range from extracorporeal shockwave therapy and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy to customised foot orthotics for shaping and correction. If your condition is sufficiently severe, the podiatrist may refer you to an orthopaedic surgeon for surgical removal of the sesamoid bone.
At East Coast Podiatry, our podiatrists will perform a thorough biomechanical and musculoskeletal assessment of the lower limb to generate a diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, your podiatrist will discuss your personalised treatment plan to avoid complications such as foot disability and reduced quality of life.
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