Thursday, October 19, 2017
Sesamoid Fracture with signs of Healing!!!!
Hi Dr Blake,
I wanted to respond to you and your readers with a hopeful update. Since I emailed you, I have had very successful healing that I’m sure will only continue to improve.
Dr Blake's comment: I have attached the original post that was sent and answered.
Per your advice, I began using a dancer’s pad (Dr Jill’s Sesamoid Gel Pads from Amazon) daily, icing my foot twice a day for 10 min, and contrast bathing with super elevation. After only a couple weeks I began to feel tremendous improvement.
I have begun walking in tennis shoes around the neighborhood to continue weight-bearing and re-teaching my foot how to walk again. Every week I am improving. I have not used the boot much at all in the past two weeks and instead use tennis shoes with the dancer’s pad. I can’t believe how much better I am feeling. I’m about 95% pain-free and continue to gradually increase the range of motion in my big toe.
The swelling is down - though not all the way gone - and I had my third visit to the podiatrist last week. She reviewed my newest X-Ray and said it looks like a “fibrous union” of the sesamoid bone has occurred/is occurring. I told her what I had been doing and she said to keep it up.
It’s only been 2+ months since the initial injury and I feel I am well on the way to healing completely. (I don’t want to jinx myself, but want to give everyone a little hope if they need it!)
Thanks to you for this blog and all the tips. I’ll continue them and can’t wait to keep improving.