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Cyst on Sesamoid bone

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by JMG, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. JMG

    JMG New Member

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    I had a neuroma removed from my left foot in March. Scar tissue build up led to PT in June/July to break it up. Early Aug started having new pain at base of big toe. Podiatrist thought I had sesamoditis, gave me anti inflammatory, added pads to my orthotics and instructions to ice regularly, went back two weeks later with pain worse then ever. He then thought I might have a fracture of the sesamoid bone. Sent me for MRI & x-rays. Turns out I have a cyst on my sesamoid bone that is causing the bone to die. Was told that I'd need surgery to remove bone.

    Just wondering if I should get a second opinion as I just had surgery in March and really don't want to go through that again but it sounds like it's my only option. Any body had or know something about this condition?
  2. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    I had an MRI due to a fibrous non-union of an avulsion fracture of the 5th metatarsal. I got the MRI report and in addition to the fibrous non-union I also had a cyst on the tibial sesamoid bone. I had never heard of a sesamoid bone before and never felt any pain. Two days after I got the MRI report I had to drive 4 hours away from my house. A couple hours into the drive my drive the pad of my big toe began hurting. Because of the fracture I have been walking on my heal and my big toe keeping my weight off the outside of my foot. I saw a podiatrist about the fracture, which needs surgery, and asked about the sesamoid cyst. He said it was probably something I've had for sometime and I've aggravated it with my gait. He said the only way to fix it was to remove it only when it became painful enough to warrant an operation.
    It would be in your best interest to see a podiatrist about this problem. It's hard to find someone with the same injuries as you and only a podiatrist really knows how to handle your unique problem. Good luck

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