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Pain below the big toe

The sesamoids are two tiny bones located beneath the large joint of the big toe. Sesamoiditis is inflammation of these tiny bones.


  • Pain in the ball of the foot just below the big toe joint.
  • Can be acutely painful
  • Can come on over time particularly at the commencement or changing of a training regime


  • Sports which involve loading of the forefoot such as running, tennis and daily fitness walking.
  • Wearing high heels for prolonged periods on hard surfaces
  • Dancing
  • Cleats position from soccer and football boots


  • Footwear advice
  • Activity modification – decreased load, frequency and check terrain
  • Correct of abnormal foot function – orthoses are designed to allow the foot to function around its normal position and deflect pressure from the site
  • Stretching – tight muscles can increase forefoot loading
  • Fracture – moon boot
  • Surgery – in very severe chronic cases unresponsive to conservative care

With a second degree in human movement studies, keeping you moving well is our priority. We provide general foot care services. We also offer more specialist services in bio mechanical assessment and orthortic prescription.


Shop 9, 61 Burnett Street
Buderim, Queensland 4556


(07) 5338 7387