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Sesamoiditis is a painful inflammation of the area surrounding the sesamoid apparatus. It is common in physically active young people and is thought to be cause by repetitive excessive pressure to the forefoot. Stress fractures of the sesamoid bone can also cause this condition. Clinically it presents as a gradual onset of pain leading to pain and swelling severe enough to limit dorsi and plantar flexion of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint and difficulty walking.

Sesamoiditis-MRI Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Thursday, March 18, 2010 Rating: 5

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