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Friday, September 28, 2012

Hallux Rigidus/Sesamoiditis: Email Correspondence

HI Dr. Blake -- Rich --

Hope you're well and enjoyed your summer.

I haven't been back for another othortics tweak 'cause I think they're probably
ok, if only I wore them nearly all the time.

It's taking me a while to get that I really HAVE to wear the good orthotics you
made me, tape my foot --Kinesiotape and/or athletic tape-- use Moore felt on
insoles and/or directly on my lesser metatarsals and at all times protect the
smashed left medial sesamoid.

When I do stay on top of my care regimen the foot's ok for walking on flat
ground. It's less swollen but still not normal.

When people tell me about their foot and shoe woes I tell them the things
they can do I learned from you and I send them to your blog. I usually get
a blank look like, "ew, sounds like a lot of hassle." So I guess I'm not alone

my denial thing. 

I'm glad to have ways to care for this problem and SO glad I can still go
for walks. Thanks for all your help! I'll be back in a couple months whether
it's a lot better or not -- to see what you think. 

Happy Autumn,

Dr Blake's comment: This particular patient has both Hallux Rigidus and injured sesamoid, so course is slow. The last MRI was 5 and 1/2 months ago, so I will order an MRI something after the 6 month anniversary to check on bone healing. I like to wait 6 months between MRIs, the longer the better. 

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