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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Progress in a Sesamoid and Nerve Hypersensitivity Challenging Injury

Dr Blake

Wanted to pass on some good news for a change! I'm doing much better and have walked 7 miles this week!  That's the most since last summer!  A couple of things have seemed to help me.  Started using the Exogen which you recommended about 2 months ago.  I had some AVN per the orthopedic doctor and I believe that has helped.   Riding a regular and stationary bike has also helped. Also have used a spikey ball 2 times a day and that seems to help the blood flow to the area.  Another thing that I believe has really helped me is a foam wedge used for stretching. The bike, spikey ball and the stetching give immediate relief to me that seems to last a few hours. The biggest help has been my PT who has guided me through this!  She made a doctors appointment at the orthopedic and even went with me to go see him!  It's been a long journey and still have a long way to go but starting to see the light!   Thanks so much for your help and encouragement!


  1. was there a previous blog post from this person? would like to know his/her history on this.

  2. Dr Blake,

    I'm not sure whether you would have any experience on this, however, i wanted to know what your thoughts would be on being diagnosed with a medial sesamoid fracture while prescribed Isotretinoin (Accutane).

    I am finishing my final month of Accutane (6 months total) and found out i have this fracture about a month ago (i believe i have had it ~2 mo).

    I'm in a Cam Walker currently and am wondering if this medication will impede the healing process.

    I from time to time still feel this electric shock sensation, but other than that, the only real pain i feel is throbbing of the big toe.

    Hope to hear from you!



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