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Foot thingy

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Ok, so my big toe doesn't point straight on my left foot, it's kind of bent in, and this hasn't been a problem so far, it's just meant I had a funny shaped foot. But now, probably because of my violently increased excercise levels out of a swimming pool, it hurts a bit at the side where the joint is, and I'm not really sure what to do about it.

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yo been wearing jimmy choos? get your toes cut off! :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Poorly fitted shoes?

    I couldn't comment, but your GP can...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    shoes fit fine, always have.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Fiend_85 wrote:
    Ok, so my big toe doesn't point straight on my left foot, it's kind of bent in, and this hasn't been a problem so far, it's just meant I had a funny shaped foot. But now, probably because of my violently increased excercise levels out of a swimming pool, it hurts a bit at the side where the joint is, and I'm not really sure what to do about it.

    Contact the nearest NHS Podiatry (chiropodists) service. They are usually open to self referrals so you might not need a GP to refer you.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Find out how to see the sports physio at uni, seeing your at L'boro I'm sure they have something along those lines. Seeing the nurse/doctor at your doctors would be a good start. Do something about it now while your at uni, you'll probably get better help there than at home because of the amount of sport your uni has.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh oh oh oh! Granted I havn't seen your feet :p From the description its more than likely either hammer or mallet toe. Mallet toe being a varaition of hammer toe.
    http://www.foot.com/info/cond_hammer_toes.jsp
    http://www.foot.com/info/cond_mallet_toes.jsp
    I had mallet toe on four toes (genetic problem, thanks moms side of the family :thumb: )and in November had surgery on them as they started rubbing on my shoes and caused me so much pain I couldn't wak for more than 10 minutes. From what I remember the Dr. saying, it can be fixed quite easily in most cases as alot of the times the pain is derived from a corn or calluce that has formed on the joint of the toe due to rubbing against shoes. They will see if that is the case. If not the other option is surgery. Its a very quick surgery, about an hour and I had 4 done, though they do use G.A. They cut an oval shape into your toes, cut the tendions and a wedge out of the bone, set it with pins and you get to wear really sexy surgical shoes for about 2 weeks. Imo, the pain was very very minimal, the only pain was walking like frankenstein really :p

    Just a random story for you :p But go see a podiatrist. I saw my GP first thinking it was someting they could do but they told me to see a pod. So I'd suggest not wasting your time at the GP as they will be of no help anyways. Go straight to the foot doctor :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Although here a lot of Podiatrists need a GP referal!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Although here a lot of Podiatrists need a GP referal!

    So even though you have a foot problem you can't go straight to a foot doctor? That would suck, imo. Talk about wasting time. :(

    Ah well, what can ya do, I guess ignore the don't go to the GP bit :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well you can self refer to some private ones but for NHS stuff you have to get referred. I guess in a way it makes sense, kind of filters the stuff and gives you a better chance of seeing the right specialist. No systems perfect.
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