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Sesamoid
Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What is Sesamoid?

It is a condition where an overuse injury involves chronic inflammation of the sesamoid bones and the tendons involved with those bones. This condition often leads to bruises, extreme pain, and swelling.

Sesamoid: What is Sesamoid, its Causes?

What are the causes of Sesamoid?

The major cause of sesamoid is the overuse of tendons which cause inflammation and chronic pain.

References: 
  • Sesamoid. Healthline. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/sesamoiditis Accessed on June 17th, 2020.
  • Sesamoid. Mayo Clinic. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/foot-pain/basics/definition/sym-20050792 Accessed on June 17th, 2020.
  • Sesamoid. OrthoInfo. Available at: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/sesamoiditis Accessed on June 17th, 2020.
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