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Bilateral Sesamoiditis Ends Season for MLB Player

Josh Zeid will miss the rest of the season after his foot surgeries in the upcoming weeks. ( Smiley N. Pool / Houston Chronicle )Houston Astros player Josh Zeid will miss the rest of the season to get surgery to attend to his sesamoiditis, which he has in both of his feet. The relief pitcher will require a separate operation for each foot, broken up by a healing period of six periods.

If Zeid is able recover from his injury without any mishaps then he should be back on the pitcher’s mound by next February. This season he played in 23 games with the Astros and had an ERA of 6.97. “You feel for him,” the Astros’ manager, Bo Porter, said. “Josh Zeid is a competitor. He’s a guy who took the ball any time the phone would ring.”

Sesamoiditis is an unpleasant foot condition characterized by pain in the balls of the feet. If you’re struggling with sesamoiditis, see podiatrist like Dr. Brian Tedesco of Complete Foot & Ankle Care. Dr. Tedesco will perform a diagnostic exam and treat your condition thoroughly and effectively.


Sesamoiditis is a condition of the foot that affects the ball of the foot. It is more common in younger people than it is in older people. It can also occur with people who have begun a new exercise program, since their bodies are adjusting to the new physical regimen. Pain may also be caused by the inflammation of tendons surrounding the bones. It is important to seek treatment in its early stages because if you ignore the pain, this condition can lead to more serious problems such as severe irritation and bone fractures.

Causes of Sesamoiditis

·         Sudden increase in activity

·         Increase in physically strenuous movement without a proper warm up or build up

·         Foot structure: those who have smaller, bonier feet or those with a high arch may be more susceptible

Treatment for sesamoiditis is non-invasive and simple. Doctors may recommend a strict rest period where the patient forgoes most physical activity. This will help give the patient time to heal their feet through limited activity. For serious cases, it is best to speak with your doctor to determine a treatment option that will help your specific needs.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Reading, MA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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