gout vs. fractured sesmoid

I had what I thought was a gout attack about 2 weeks ago.
The pain has not subsided one bit after taking indicin and eating tons of cherries.
I have been to the DR now for xrays and they think that it may be a fractured sesmoid.
Someone please explain what this means.
I have recently took up running, and enlisted in the Navy.
Is my military carreer over?
Could it be anything else???

1 Comment found

    Vivian Abrams DPM

    9 10

    There are usually 2 sesamoid bones under the 1st metatarsal head . The word sesamoid comes from the Greek word for sesame seed. The knee cap is the largest sesamoid bone in the body. In some people the sesamoids can be in 2 parts or bipartite. I always take an x-ray of the other foot to see the other side. I recommend you see a podiatrist to get further evaluation.


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