I have had 3 different sesamoid fractures in 1 1/2 years. One on left foot, one on right foot, then this morning my podiatrist told me my left was fractured again in the same place. I was given clearance the first time so this is a new break. I'm thinking this is due to a very high arch putting excessive pressure through my sesamoids.
Is it normal to break a sesamoid in TWO DIFFERENT FEET?
Is it normal to break the same sesamoid twice?
Would you suggest a different option?
- Treat this sesamoid fracture conservatively like you treated the first one
- Have the biomechanics of your high arch feet, and all causes of bone weakness addressed.
- Get a bone stimulator to use for the next 6 months (I love Exogen since it is 20 minutes per day)
How long can I expect to be back to a normal gait, and pain level?
It is extremely swollen and painful now. How can I relieve some of the pressure? I am in a walking boot and ice twice a day and take naproxen to help inflammation.
Should I get a second opinion? I am very comfortable in the surgical route given my dr has been working with me for a year and a half.
I have read about pt after these surgeries on your site but should it be the same for me with a partial instead of a full?
Could I have a deficiency causing weak bones?
I'm a very active 31 yr old male with a 4 year old who loves to play sports. I just want to be back to functioning without extreme pain.
Lawrence (Name changed due to witness protection)