Foot Sesamoiditis Treated With Dancers Pads

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Foot Sesamoiditis Treated With Dancers Pads

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Foot Sesamoiditis Treated With Dancers Pads

Sesamoiditis is a painful medical condition when the foot’s one or two sesamoid bones become inflamed. The sesamoid bones and the surrounding soft tissues can also become painfully inflamed. When a patient has sesamoiditis, this pain is usually felt under the big toe joint (first metatarsal joint). One of the simplest ways to treat sesamoiditis is with stick-on foot pads called Dancer’s Pads.

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The sesamoids are two free-floating pea-shaped bones lying on the bottom of the first metatarsal head (big toe joint). They help the big toe joint to bend and assist with walking ( gait ). They act as the body’s pulley system with the big toe flexor tendon.

Dancer’s cushions are also called dancer, sesamoid pads or dancers pads. They are simple foot pads that look like a ball of foot pad (metatarsal) oval cushions. The only difference is that the dancer’s foot pad has a first metatarsal (big toe joint) cut out. This first ray cut out allows the dancer’s pad to offload pressure and pain on the big toe joint where the sesamoids are located.

Dancers pad /sesamoiditis pad come in stick-on adhesive felt or foam and a reusable, self-sticking gel. These sesamoid cushions come in 1/8″ (3mm) and 1/4″ (6mm) thickness.

Atlas Biomechanics produces dancer’s pads here in the USA from medical grade materials.

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

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Rubber 7 Degree Varus/Valgus Heel Wedge

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Rubber 7 Degree Varus/Valgus Heel Wedge

Rubber Varus/Valgus Heel Wedges can be used for pronation or supination problems of the foot and ankle. Heel Wedges are designed to help align the calcaneus (heel) during ambulation to limit excessive pronation or supination. Heel Wedges improve foot function by stabilizing weak, rotating ankles.

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Rubber valgus heel wedge is useful for patients with overpronation, plantar fasciitis, heel spur, weak unstable ankles, and medial knee pain.

Research shows that patients with early medial osteoarthritis of the knee were treated with lateral heel wedges and were followed for a period of 7 years and 5 months to 12 years. Those who were treated with valgus heel wedges and analgesics showed a significantly greater improvement in pain score than those treated with analgesics only.

* 7-degree Inversion or Eversion
*Correct Pronation: Thicker Side Facing Inward (Heel Varus Wedge)

*Correct Supination: Thicker Side Facing Outward (Heel Valgus Wedge)
*Long lasting, Comfortable Rubber Material
*Made in the USA by Atlas Biomechanics

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

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Dancer’s / Sesamoiditis Foot Cushion Pads treat Sesamoiditis and 1st Metatarsal Pain

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Dancer’s / Sesamoiditis Foot Cushion Pads treat Sesamoiditis and 1st Metatarsal Pain

Dancer’s pads, also called sesamoid pads, are metatarsal foot pads that offload the big toe joint, sesamoids and the metatarsals. The reason it is called a dancer’s pad is that the typical dancer is on the ball of the foot (metatarsals) often. Their sesamoids and big toe joint (1st MPJ) can often become inflamed. Besides dancers, athletes and workers who stand on their feet long periods of time often wear dancer’s pads.

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When the patient applies too much pressure and stress on the ball of their feet, the big toe joint (1st MPJ) receives a lot of pounding. This repetitive stress can cause the little pea-shaped bone in the big toe joint called sesamoids to become inflamed. This inflammation is called sesamoiditis.

Typical treatment of sesamoiditis is rest, ice, anti-inflammation medicine, orthotics, and casts. Many practitioners and patients are not aware of dancer’s pads. These metatarsal pads are designed to offload the pressure on the ball of the foot, especially the sesamoids. Wearing a dancer’s pad, the sesamoid pad will allow for faster healing. These simple medical dancer’s / sesamoiditis foot pads come in adhesive felt or foam and reusable gel.

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

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