Saturday, February 9, 2013
What is 80% better mean?
Hi Dr. Blake,
I have great news! I can cross country ski again with the insole you made!!! My foot needs the hole in the insole and the injured toe taped in a slightly down position. When I go on multiple hour snowshoe and hiking adventures, my injured joint does get sore. However, it doesn't last more than a few hours afterward.
I have resumed all activities including the gym and I am walking in slippers and street shoes. When I am on my feet for very long periods of time, the injured joint still gets sore but I no longer have the throbbing/stinging sensation in the toe/joint.
I hope you are doing great! I was thinking of seeing you in the spring and keep you updated if the foot regresses.
Dr Blake's response:
Steve (name changed),
Thanks so much for the update. You are in that 80% plus zone where you can do everything, but you still have some symptoms. The last 20% minus of the treatment can last a long time, but each day you get less and less fragile, and any flare, lasts shorter and shorter. Hope this makes sense. See my link below on the Magical 80% Rule.
Keep me updated. Rich