Foot Health

Padded Socks for Sesamoiditis


Thorlos padded socks for sesamoiditis protect and comfort forefoot conditions.

The content on this page has been reviewed by Dr. Kevin Soden MD, THORLO’s Chief Medical Officer, and Jerome Gallenstein, THORLO’s Staff Certified & Licensed Pedorthist

  • Padding clinically shown to reduce foot pain and pressures, protecting and cushioning the weight-bearing areas of the forefoot.
  • Exclusive THOR-LON® yarn maintains both its softness and resilience to maximize comfort and protection.
  • Available in 32 activity-specific styles and a variety of colors.
  • Thorlos Brand Promise Guarantee: Your feet will feel better or your money back.®*
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Sesamoiditis Is Extremely Painful – Protect Your Feet with Thorlos

How Thorlos Help

Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of the sesamoid bones on the bottom of the foot just behind the big toe joint. Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) made with proprietary THOR-LON acrylic yarn are designed to protect and cushion the weight-bearing areas of the feet (the forefoot and the heel). The anatomically designed engineered padding (thicker in the ball and heel and thinner in the arch area) reduces pressures and cushions the feet against the effects of impact and friction forces, thereby facilitating healing.

Thorlos provides padded socks for Sesamoiditis that protects and reduces pain


Clinically-Tested Foot Protection

The padding in Thorlos CTPS products has been clinically shown to reduce:

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Other Things You Can Do

Beyond protecting the area with padding like that found in Thorlos CTPS, management of sesamoiditis and/or turf toe injuries usually involves a combination of the following physician-prescribed measures:

  • orthotics
  • taping
  • immobilization
  • limiting activities and keeping weight off the foot
  • anti-inflammatory medications, if tolerated
  • physical therapy
  • corticosteroid injections


What is Sesamoiditis?

The sesamoids are two pea-shaped bones under the first metatarsal head (bone in the foot) behind the big toe joint. Most bones in the human body are connected to each other at joints; but the sesamoids are not connected to any other bone. Instead, they are connected to tendons. The sesamoids act like “pulleys” by providing a smooth surface over which the tendons move. This action enhances the tendons’ ability to convey muscle forces in walking and running. When the tendons in which the sesamoids are embedded become irritated or inflamed, the condition is called “sesamoiditis” (which is a form of tendinitis). This condition usually is characterized by a dull, persistent pain below the big toe joint. The pain comes and goes, and can vary with different shoes and activities.

Closely related to this condition is an injury of the soft tissue around the big toe joint called “turf toe.” The injury happens when the big toe joint is extended beyond its normal range of movement, causing sharp pain and swelling. It affects the entire toe joint and limits the motion of the toe.

For more information on these and other foot conditions, visit the Institute for Preventive Foot Health’s website.


Root Causes of Sesamoiditis

The most common cause is overuse, especially from activities involving high levels of pressure on the ball of the foot – for example, running, football, golf, dancing, and court sports such as tennis, basketball, and volleyball. Other causes include:

  • Any repetitive impact or trauma to the forefoot.
  • Frequently wearing high-heeled shoes.
  • Anatomical conditions such as high arches or inflexible feet.

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Properly Fitted Shoes Protect Your Feet

Your activity-specific shoe, your Thorlos padded sock, any insert or orthotic you or your foot health professional might choose, and your foot work together as a system to protect your feet during the healing process. Read our fitting protocol here and watch our fitting video to be sure you are getting the best possible fit.


30-Day Brand Promise Guarantee

*Thorlos CTPS deliver on our brand promise guarantee: Your feet will feel better or your money back!®


Made in the USA

Thorlos are proudly made in the USA. To learn more about our craft and commitment to retaining our manufacturing in the USA, we invite you to watch our video entitled “An American Brand Story.”


Medical & Technical Content Review

The content on this page has been reviewed by:

Dr. Kevin Soden MD; THORLO’s Chief Medical Officer
Jerome Gallenstein; THORLO’s Staff Certified & Licensed Pedorthist

Remember, ALWAYS consult your physician if you have pain, redness or other indications of problems in any area of your feet that persist for more than a few days.