Sesamoids are two small bones found under the head of the first metatarsal. They lie within a tendon, and slide up and down as we walk. This is similar to the knee cap, which lies within the quadriceps tendon.
Symptoms include a vague pain under the big toe joint and pain on palpation/pressure applied. Sesamoiditis results from repetitive microtrauma to the region or increased load on the sesamoids caused by:
Reduce weight bearing activity
Wear supportive footwear (Avoid Bare Feet)