Dr Blake's comment: Supposedly the sesamoids do not have great blood flow, so the swelling from the injury causes too much pressure on the little capillaries and they can not push enough blood and nutrients in for healing. This is why I love contrast bathing for this deep bone swelling to daily flush out the excessive swelling.
Dr Blake's comment: In California, you can not drive with a removable boot, which I think is a great law. It is impossible to react to driving situations that arise with one of those. It is better to wear a stiff soled shoe with a dancer's pad.
Dr Blake's comment: You want it to heal and not lead to degenerative changes in the joint. Many patient's running style does not put much stress on the sesamoids, you may be lucky. This will serve you well when you start running again. Good luck, Rich