thread: Where to go for foot pain

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    Question Where to go for foot pain

    Last week my foot was really hurting, accross the top pretty much directly above the ball of my foot. I thought it was probably time to get some new trainers as it had been 3 months and thats all I usually get out of each pair ($150-200 a pop ). Usually when I start getting pain in my feet and calves its because of that. So I got some new shoes on the Thursday and wore them Fri and Sat and the pain was still there but I thought it would go soon.

    Sat night I went out and wore heels and I think I really aggrevated it. Monday night I team taught which I shouldn't have done, it was agony. So I rested it Tues but I had to teach Tuesday night. At one point I landed on it funny (Muay Thai jump knees - bad idea ) and almost threw up on stage - noice.

    I've rested it since then - ie haven't been to the gym but today I tookj the kids to the botanical gardens and was walking around in thongs for a few hours and it's killing me again And it's a bit swollen.

    what do I do? Who do I go and see? I'm really worried becasue if I can't work I won't get paid...



    Do I go to Dr? Podiatrist? chiropodist

    Help???

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    i would say gp first as they will order you off to get xrays even if you make an appointment with a podiatrist the xrays will tell them all what they want..

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    I would start with a phsio. Sometimes you need x-rays but not always and the medico treating you will need to decide on what shots you will need to have taken first.

    Try and rest it until you get someone to have a look otherwise you could be doing more damage.

    GL.

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    Ok, thanks guys. Will I need a refferal to the physio from the gp? Pretty sure my health ins will cover that. Maybe if I got o the GP and get a refferal...

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    Most physio's you won't need a referral. Call first and ask them. Make sure you see a sport physio.

    However, I would have said to see your GP first because you can get X-Ray's to rule out anything nasty. Regardless of what they say, I'd also be booking in for a Podiatrist because feet are their specialty. I am pretty sure you need a referral to go to a Pod though. If they think it is something fixable by physio, they will tell you that and give you a referral. Usually they would reccomend 6 months of physio and then a review with them (if Physio is what they think will fix it). A pod can refer you to wherever you need to go. Mine refered me to a physio then a specialist Pod, then to an Orthopedic Surgeon.

    Just keep in mind that some Podiatrists have a waiting list. Especially if you go through the Public System - 18 months in my end of the world.

    HTH

    MG