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Pain on outside of foot, worth bothering the GP again?

(4 Posts)
Notonyournellly Mon 03-Apr-17 22:18:40

For the last couple of months I have had a nagging pain on the bony bit on the outside of my foot. The pain comes and goes: walking is generally fine, but by the end of the day it can be very tender, so much so that when my dog rested her head on that spot a few days ago I nearly jumped off the sofa in pain. I did see the GP a couple of weeks ago about it. he said that feet can take time to heal after a sprain so should to try and rest it and see how it goes. He thought the fact that I am walking alright is a sign that it's nothing serious, and not really worth x-raying, but if anything it's been getting worse. Is it worth contacting them again? Or should I sit it out and let it mend itself? I've been to the GP with a few other things recently and don't want to bother them more than I have to.

user1471449040 Mon 03-Apr-17 22:20:06

I'd definitely recommend going to see a podiatrist, I think you're delaying treatment by relying on the gp (note- I'm note a medic but have had loads of probs with my feet)

Notonyournellly Mon 03-Apr-17 22:37:28

Thanks for your reply, good to hear from a fellow foot-sufferer. Is it possible to book directly with a podiatrist, or is it via GP referral only?

user1471449040 Thu 18-May-17 21:25:31

Sorry I just realised I'd missed your post. You can book directly with a podiatrist. I'd recommend getting a biometric test done (where they check your gait etc, to see if/how your feet are effecting your walk/posture/how your body works)

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