Ballet dancers, track athletes pushing off from the starting blocks, and runners experience this type of problem. Football, rugby, and soccer players are at risk for this problem, too. Anyone with problems with foot alignment can also develop sesamoiditis.
The treatment is usually with rest, ice, taping or orthotics (shoe inserts), and antiinflammatory drugs. With proper medical management, she should be able to recover and return to sports. Preventing recurrence of the problem may require some change in shoe wear and training techniques.