This condition responds best to a combination of some but not necessarily all of this list of treatments
Padding, strapping or taping
A pad may be placed in the shoe to cushion the inflamed sesamoid area, or the toe may be taped or strapped to relieve that area of tension.
The foot may be placed in a cast or removable walking cast. Crutches may be used to prevent placing weight on the foot.
Can include exercises (range-of-motion, strengthening, and conditioning) and ultrasound therapy.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, may help relieve the pain and inflammation.
In some cases, cortisone is injected in the joint to reduce pain and inflammation.
For long-term treatment of sesamoiditis to balance the pressure placed on the ball of the foot.
(When sesamoid injuries fail to respond to non-surgical treatment, surgery may be required.)