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Old 01-18-2005, 02:54 PM   #1
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Question Seismoid Pain


I had double bunion surgery about 11 weeks ago and am experiencing pain under my big toe. The doctor says it is my seismoid and am wondering if other people have had this problem and what they did to alleviate the pain. I am fairly active and it hurts to walk.

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Old 01-18-2005, 03:18 PM   #2
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Re: Seismoid Pain

i have had problems with my sesamiod bones but not because of surgery. did they X ray it to see if there was a fracture? I eneded up having my sesamiods taken out and just had the joint fused a couple of weeks ago. Have them take an x-ray. ask alot of questions..its your foot, you deserve to know whats going on. hope you are OK

Old 01-18-2005, 03:29 PM   #3
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Re: Seismoid Pain

I had bunion surgery on both of my feet and just had the one sesamoid reoved from my right foot.Mine bothered me and needed to be removed because of a complication from my first bunion surgery.Hope you feel better soon, get many opinions and have lots of tests done.

Old 01-19-2005, 05:40 AM   #4
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Re: Seismoid Pain

Originally Posted by Lauren212
I had my sesamoids removed as well during the surgery...mine were fractured..
Hi Lauren,

What was your experience having your sesamoids removed? I only had the one removed.
Thank you,


Old 03-11-2005, 11:33 AM   #5
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Re: Seismoid Pain

Sue, I had a sesamoid removed 2 and a half years ago and it was a loooooong time for healing but I think I heal slowly anyway. Prior to surgery I spent 9 months doing conservative treatments, cortizone, anti-inflammatories, wearing a boot and it only healed up about 50%. My doctor wanted to try the boot again but I was so fed up I opted for surgery. I regretted it for a long time but now I think I am glad I had it. It's hard to say because I have a neuroma in my other foot now and I have not been able to make further progress with my tendon because I can't go further in my physical activities due the neuroma soreness. I spent 2 months in a boot and went into tennis shoes for a couple of months. I spent 4 long months in physical therapy. My doctor tied off the tendon in the capsule of the big toe. My tendon was pretty tight but this was good. I never developed a bunion which was a possibility nor did my toes go crooked, another possibility. Had an xray on that foot recently because of a possible neuroma and he said the results from my surgery still look great. Good luck with whatever you decide.


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