Sesamoiditis - PT38


Pushing off From Pain

by Matthew Wertman, PT, DPT
(4.5 / 1447 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


The term “sesamoiditis” most commonly refers to inflammation and swelling of the soft tissue structures in the region of one or both sesamoid bones of the forefoot. These regions include the medial and lateral heads of the flexor hallucis brevis tendons, in which the sesamoid bones reside, as well as the metatarsophalangeal joint capsule. Due to many associated factors, patient variables, and differential diagnoses, sesamoiditis is often misdiagnosed and overlooked. However, it can be both painful and debilitating. It is important for physical therapists to understand how to recognize and treat this condition.


The goal of this educational program is to provide physical therapy professionals with an outline of the etiology, risk factors, and symptoms of sesamoiditis. Evidence-based treatment options are presented. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the relevant anatomy of the first metatarsophalangeal region.
  • Explain the etiology and risk factors associated with sesamoiditis.
  • Summarize the symptoms of sesamoiditis and how to differentiate it from other causes of first ray pain.
  • Discuss the most common treatment approaches for patients with sesamoiditis.

Approval Information
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 5/14/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/1/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/31/2023


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Price: $19.00
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