Sesamoids can become tender and painful and so too the associated structures and joint complex can be affected, this is loosely termed as sesamoiditis. Commonly known as the tibial and fibial sesamoids they lie in the tendon slips of the flexor hallucis brevis tendon and underlie the first metatarsal head.
Patellofemoral pain is a common condition facing practitioners. Whilst the condition is common, it is a difficult condition to treat, and there is no clearly defined management protocol. There are many beliefs about the cause of patellofemoral pain, and generally it is accepted to be a condition occurring due to maltracking of die patella.
This painful condition on the lateral side of the knee was diagnosed in 4.9% o f 4,198 long distance runners treated for lower extremity musculoskeletal complaints. Many of these runners related a significant change in their running habits, i.e., changes in distance, speed, terrain, surface and/or training shoes prior to the onset of their symptoms.
The modem day Podiatrists importance and input to cycling is not a superficial interest, but it becomes a science to improve performance, prevention and treat injuries, correct techniques and to give a vital service to research and data on this neglected but growing field of sports medicine, especially in tiiis current competitive and professional sports era.