Arthritis on toes

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Jul 2021
8:42pm, 27 Jul 2021
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Autumnleaves
If you haven't already tried, volteral 12 hour pain relief gel is pretty good.
Jul 2021
8:45pm, 27 Jul 2021
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Dooogs
Ooh, thanks, AL - I was saving analgesics as a last resort for when all the other options had been exhausted...
Jul 2021
9:26pm, 27 Jul 2021
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LazyDaisy
I just looked up local NHS MSK Podiatry self-referral options. It sounded hopeful to begin with - it covers Painful musculoskeletal foot problems in children and adults</> but then goes on to say they will not accept referrals for Adult MSK conditions that cause mild pain but is not affecting the ability to work

I guess running at least 20 miles a week would be similar to 'not affecting ability to work' ;-)

In fact, mostly, my toe pain is helped enormously by having these amazon.co.uk together with these shoeinsoles.co.uk to spread my weight more evenly across the foot, in every pair of running shoes.
Jul 2021
6:30pm, 28 Jul 2021
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LazyDaisy
Oops
Aug 2021
7:27pm, 21 Aug 2021
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Dooogs
Update: meeting with the specialist (physio? podiatrist? - he never introduced himself so I don't know!) went well a couple of weeks back. It helped that he's had osteo-arthritis and plays/ed sport (mostly rugby, by the sound of it) himself.

He wasn't impressed by the GP's default idea of managing it purely by pain relief , but was surprisingly positive/open-minded about the idea of surgery. I'd rather not, ideally, but will be interesting to see what he says after we've looked at the X-rays. I had both feet X-rayed on Thursday, so hopefully, seeing the specialist again within the next month or so...
Gus
Nov 2021
3:06pm, 15 Nov 2021
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Gus
Finally got an appointment with podiatrist after self referral posted on July! Will see what they suggest.

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