What happens if one of the sesamoid located in the ball of the foot right near the big toe is removed? I have underwent surgery 6 months ago to fix the particular sesamoid, but was unsuccessful, resulting in a complete removal of that sesamoid. It has been 6 months, and whenever I have to do heavy duty work or exercise, the surgery site gets swollen easily. The swollen area will return back to normal after 1-2 days of rest. Any doctors able to advise on this? Thanks in advance. -J