Can PEMF Therapy Help Sesamoiditis Foot Pain?
Sesamoiditis is inflammation of the sesamoid bones and the surrounding tissues. It is a painful foot condition where the pain is usually felt under the first metatarsal, or big toe, and also at the ball of the foot. The sesamoid bones are tiny bones within the tendons that run to the big toe. They work as a fulcrum to help flex the big toe downward. If you stand on your tiptoes, the Sesamoid bones support most of the body’s weight.
What causes Sesamoiditis Foot Pain?
Sesamoiditis is commonly found in young people who engage in physical activity like running or dancing. Eventually, the Sesamoid bones can become irritated or even fractured. The tendons around the bones can become inflamed as well.
Sesamoiditis foot pain can be caused by;
- Tired/overused feet
- High heels
- Naturally high arched feet
- Over-pronating when running or jogging
- Abnormally large sesamoid bones
Discomfort occurs when weight is put through the base of the big toe creating a dull ache or a sharp pain either under the toe or in the ball of the foot. Dancers execute repetitive foot and ankle motions which often lead to overuse injuries of the foot and ankle. Sesamoiditis in dancers, if misdiagnosed or undertreated, may result in prolonged pain, disability, and career limitation. It can be crucial to athletes and dancers to reduce healing time.
Sesamoiditis Treatment and PEMF Therapy
PEMF therapy is used to stimulate cell metabolism and increase oxygenation. Some effects of PEMF therapy are increased circulation, enhanced muscle function, and decreased inflammation and pain. Currently, the treatment for Sesamoiditis is;
- Modified shoes to reduce pressure
- Stop activity
- Apply ice
PEMF therapy can help Sesamoiditis foot pain when used along with the other modalities. PEMF therapy is safe and non-invasive. Unlike NSAIDs, PEMF therapy can help alleviate pain without any harmful side effects.
Magna Wave PEMF Therapy Devices for Sesamoiditis Foot Pain
A good PEMF therapy treatment schedule would be to schedule treatments for several days in a row and possibly for 1 or 2 times a day. This would help with pain and inflammation. Using PEMF therapy in conjunction with the other therapies recommended could help achieve better results and may even reduce recovery time. After the pain and inflammation have decreased, treatment times can be reduced to help maintain the benefits of PEMF therapy. Magna Wave has several PEMF therapy devices that could be used to treat Sesamoiditis foot pain. The Magna Wave Zoom Paddle attachment is perfect for targeting small areas. Sesamoiditis foot pain would be treated by placing the injured foot on the Paddle to allow the pulsed electromagnetic field to penetrate the foot. Magna Wave PEMF therapy is used by practitioners around the world. If you have trouble finding a practitioner in your area, Magna Wave can help. Magna Wave PEMF therapy devices are also available for sale or rent. Let the professionals at Magna Wave help find the right PEMF device for you.
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