-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Most bones connect to other bones. Bones
that connect to tendons or muscles instead are called
The kneecap is the body's biggest sesamoid, and there are two
other key ones near the big toe on the underside of the foot. When
the tendons that surround these bones become irritated and
inflamed, it's called sesamoiditis.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these
suggestions to help the foot condition heal:
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