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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thank you from a Reader!!

This is an email I received today. It is so encouraging. I want to say I am so happy to help and this is one of the great aspects of this blog.

Dear Dr. Blake,

I just stumbled across your blog and wanted to thank you, particularly for your Sept 16, 2010 post entitled "Sesamoid Fractures: Advice when not healing well." I recently managed to see a podiatrist, 14 months after I slipped while pirouetting after a New Year's party, and it appears that I may have a non-healing sesamoid fracture. Like Jenni from the post, dance is very important to me: I'm griefstricken at the possibility that this injury might permanently reduce my ability to dance. Your response to Jenni has given me an invaluable advance perspective on my possible treatment strategies. and it is infinitely reassuring to find such a thorough and compassionate collection of advice on your blog.

Many, many thanks and very best wishes!

For those of you not familiar with a sesamoid, you have two under your first metatarsal at the ball of the foot designed to protect the big toe joint and increase the power of the tendon which pulls the big toe downward against the ground for pushoff.

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