I discovered your blog/YouTube channel after conducting my own research on my fractured sesamoid bone. I was first diagnosed with this injury 1 month ago when I went to the ER for an X-ray. The ER doctors acted like it was no big deal and told me to follow up with a podiatrist.
I have 2 small children and we are extremely active. I jog, bike and weight train 5x a week so I need to heal this completely. I'm committed to doing whatever I have to and know that it is going to be a long road to recovery.
I'm currently on day 4 of zero weight bearing. I've been icing and elevating. I have
an appointment to see my podiatrist, but I think that I need to find a new Doctor in the meantime. It seems to me that he doesn't know how to treat this specific injury and is not giving me the correct information on how to heal it. I am going to start the heat/cold baths you recommended tonight. My other questions to you are do you think that I should continue to be non-weight bearing or do you think I am ready for the cam walker with the dancers insert? My doctor seemed to have no knowledge of the insert and seemed to treat it as any old fracture.
I'd greatly appreciate any input you could give me. I'm only 28 and as I've mentioned I have children so I'm just very worried about having to suffer from this for years to come. I will be donating to your cause and I look forward to hearing back from you.
Thank you for your help.