Hi Dr. Blake,
I am so grateful to have found your blog about sesamoiditis. I have had it for three months and I've tried everything (complete rest, ice, anti-inflammatory, physio, acupuncture, custom orthotics, a boot, taping), and I've been five weeks non weight bearing completely. But I still have swelling and pain.
My question is how long I should keep my foot off the ground after the shot (to prevent tendon rupture)?
Dr Blake's comment: Now!
I'm willing to rest completely for as long as it takes, as this has been the worst experience of my life. I'll do anything to heal. I'm just afraid that this shot is only going to be short lived.
And in your opinion, is it true that some people never ever heal from sesmoiditis?
Dr Blake's comment: No, I have never seen a patient not heal from sesamoiditis. I have seen injuries that were called sesamoiditis, but were something else that required surgery. That is why I would even self pay if you have to for an MRI for peace of mind to know exactly what your diagnosis is.
Thank you in advance. I'm hoping I'll be one of the lucky ones to whon you are able to reply.
Dr Blake's comment: This was sent during my vacation to Spain, so I am 3 weeks late. I hope it still helps. Rich