However, the condition of my feet began to decline, and in May I decided to quit my job because I felt like the stress from work, and the fast paced life I was living were causing increased stress to my feet. I wanted to make my feet my #1 priority. At that time, my doctor had told me to wear a boot on the right foot for a month, but by the end of the month, my foot didn't feel better. In fact, I was having new pain in different parts of my feet. Especially along the outside edge of my right foot, including the baby toe. Along with this I developed weird tingly sensations all over my foot but especially in these painful parts. By this time I was really fed up, and feeling very hopeless about my situation. I'm only 24 years old and having to deal with this for the rest of my life is not at all something I want.
You need to create a pain free environment for the next 3 months. If that is with partial weight bearing with crutches, or with full time use of Alegria shoes, do it!! We need some weight bearing or the bones demineralize too much and there is problems.
Remember, anyone with a sesamoid fracture (diagnosed with MRI and bone scan) is a candidate for surgery. You do not have to suffer. Surgery is done when conservative treatment fails. Each patient is there own judge when enough is enough of conservative management. Just make sure at this point that your inserts/orthotics truly off weight the sore area, since it is crucial to avoiding surgery, but also crucial if you and your doc decides surgery is necessary. I hope this helps some. Rich