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    • #71046
      AvatarSuzanne Sheard
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      As a rugby player playing Prop I spend a lot of time with a lot of weight pushing off my toes.  I have come down with a nasty case of Sesamoiditis that I can’t quite shake.  I am ok most of the time but it can cause some really severe pain even when I am not on my feet.  I am not sure what I can do to work this out.  I spent 10 weeks off of it to try to let it rest but I can’t seem to shake it.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  

    • #75016
      AvatarAnonymous

      Its usually caused by excess stress from sudden bending upwards of the big toe.
      Have you had anyone look at the way you are striking the ground?
      You may be landing too far on your toe.
      It can be tough to heal because every time you walk you put additional pressure on the sesamoid bone.
      You need to manage the chronic inflammation.
      Have you had anyone look at your walking pattern or your the shoes you are wearing?
      Both can impact the situation.
      Have you had it looked at? or seen a PT?
      Strengthening your feet can help.
       

    • #75017
      AvatarSuzanne Sheard
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      Thanks for the reply!  

      I have seen a few people, had x-rays and an MRI.  The only suggestion I have had is to get a custom orthotic from the docs.  Any suggestion who should look at my walking pattern?  Any suggestions on how to strengthen my feet? 
      Thanks again for all of your help.  
    • #75024
      AvatarAnonymous

      Have a coach look at your walking pattern, what is your foot position like?
      Toes forward or angled out?
      You can video tape walking, running, cutting so you can see exactly what is happening.
      You may need to start with orthotics, but by strengthening your feet you may not need to continue using them.
      Email me [email protected] and I’ll send you some things to start incorporating.
      One you can do while watching tv is scrunching up a towel with your bare feet.
      Start with a couple reps on each foot then take break.
      As you are working with it you’ll tolerate more repeats.

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