Common Foot & Ankle


What is it?

Usually caused by excessive, repetitive pressure under the front of the foot, from activities such as running or dancing, leading to Inflammation of the 2 small sesamoid bones (bones contained within the tendon that runs underneath the big toe) under the 1st Metatarso-phalangeal Joint (MPJ).


Pain under the base of the big toe joint (1st MPJ) which is usually of gradual onset and becomes more severe as the aggravating activity continues.


• An insole to reduce the pressure on the affected area and reduce loading on the joint can be beneficial.