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Common Dance Injuries Sesamoiditis

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Location: http://www.med.nyu.edu/hjd/harkness/patients/injuries/foot.html#sesamoid

Description: Part of a page describing injuries in dancers.
The sesamoids provide a support surface while the dancer is on demi-pointe. The tendon that runs between the sesamoids can become inflamed, causing sesamoiditis, a form of tendinitis. Pain is focused under the big toe on the ball of the foot. With sesamoiditis, pain may develop gradually. There may be pain while bending and straightening the big toe.

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Institution: Harkness Center for Dance Injuries
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Language: English

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Added: Fri May 22 2009