Thursday, 15 December 2011

A good appointment, oh yeah

I haven't really posted in a while and I guess that it because I didn't feel the need to post or just because I couldn't be bothered, not sure but I do want to post now that I have had my Orthotics appointment.

Well it was this morning at 9am, anyone who has seen what happened at the last appointment I had early will know that the guy I was seeing arrived late and saw me later, well this guy was there early and saw me early, that's right an appointment where the doctor / specialist was ready early. Good start!!!!

So I went in and he has a quick glance at the notes and said you are here for Orthotics, well actually he sang some Christmas songs first which was really cheery of him. He basically got straight down to business and started looking at my feet. First I stood up and he looked at me face on, he said "right so you are leaning on to the outside of your foot to try to channel the weight away from the lump, would that be fair to say?" to which I replied yes, he then had a quick look at the lump but unlike the other guy at the previous appointment put very little pressure onto it directly.

He then moved onto another area of my foot feet and looked at the toes and start "do you get pain in the base of your toes?" to which I said yes and he said "I thought as much" he then explained that I had a hardening of the skin near my little toe which shows that you have been putting a lot of weight through this region, and the same patch was also present on the other foot though to a lesser extent. He then moved onto my Achilles, he had one look and said "your right ankle is bad?" and I again said yes, this guy clearly has a lot of experience looking at peoples feet and can tell just from looking at it exactly where hurts and more or less why. He asked it plantar fasciitis had been mentioned and he said he was not surprised to hear that it had been.

I then had a kind of cast made of my feet and was told because of Christmas it will be 4-6weeks until I have to go back for a proper fitting and instructions :-) looking forward to trying these and being able to wear normal trainers and my shoes at the wedding :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)