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    I've been having issues with my feet since about 3 months ago when I started working out(running which I eventually gave up on and started do weights). I was wearing pretty badly fitted trainers which I think were too small. I have pain on the inner side of the ball of my my left foot. Also im getting a pretty tender callus on the big toes of my right foot. My doctor said there was nothing I could do about this since it was due to the anatomy of my feet. He also mentioned that my feet are splayed in with my gait. He gave me some cream which had antiinflammatories and painkillers which did make my foot better. Should I go to a foot specialist? I'm in still a bit of pain. I feel like both of my feet are rotated oddly.
    If I should go to a foot specialist, should I do a full biomechanical assessmet which is 70 quid or just a foot assessment for 40
    Also im 18
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    (Original post by not not light)
    I've been having issues with my feet since about 3 months ago when I started working out(running which I eventually gave up on and started do weights). I was wearing pretty badly fitted trainers which I think were too small. I have pain on the inner side of the ball of my my left foot. Also im getting a pretty tender callus on the big toes of my right foot. My doctor said there was nothing I could do about this since it was due to the anatomy of my feet. He also mentioned that my feet are splayed in with my gait. He gave me some cream which had antiinflammatories and painkillers which did make my foot better. Should I go to a foot specialist? I'm in still a bit of pain. I feel like both of my feet are rotated oddly.
    If I should go to a foot specialist, should I do a full biomechanical assessmet which is 70 quid or just a foot assessment for 40
    Also im 18
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    You might find it better to go back to the doctor and explain that you're still in pain. They will be able to help you decide whether seeing a podiatrist may be of benefit to you, and if so refer you to one for treatment. I saw a podiatrist for a while, and unfortunately they aren't miracle workers. Not everything they see can be fixed completely, but it's worth a try. I'd also pop into a fitness shop and have running shoes properly fitted. They'll be able to discuss with you what kind of shoe you should be looking for to match the needs of your feet
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    You might find it better to go back to the doctor and explain that you're still in pain. They will be able to help you decide whether seeing a podiatrist may be of benefit to you, and if so refer you to one for treatment. I saw a podiatrist for a while, and unfortunately they aren't miracle workers. Not everything they see can be fixed completely, but it's worth a try. I'd also pop into a fitness shop and have running shoes properly fitted. They'll be able to discuss with you what kind of shoe you should be looking for to match the needs of your feet
    Oh thanks
    It didnt seem like my GP cared too much, he kept saying there is medical intervention. I might just pay for a treatment and get it over with since I have to go back to uni a week
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    (Original post by not not light)
    Oh thanks
    It didnt seem like my GP cared too much, he kept saying there is medical intervention. I might just pay for a treatment and get it over with since I have to go back to uni a week
    If it's something you can afford, it would be worth being assessed. At least then you'd know, and hopefully they'll be able to help you out
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    (Original post by not not light)
    I've been having issues with my feet since about 3 months ago when I started working out(running which I eventually gave up on and started do weights). I was wearing pretty badly fitted trainers which I think were too small. I have pain on the inner side of the ball of my my left foot. Also im getting a pretty tender callus on the big toes of my right foot. My doctor said there was nothing I could do about this since it was due to the anatomy of my feet. He also mentioned that my feet are splayed in with my gait. He gave me some cream which had antiinflammatories and painkillers which did make my foot better. Should I go to a foot specialist? I'm in still a bit of pain. I feel like both of my feet are rotated oddly.
    If I should go to a foot specialist, should I do a full biomechanical assessmet which is 70 quid or just a foot assessment for 40
    Also im 18
    If it has been bothering you for a while since changing what you think is the cause and you can't find any other help (gp etc) it wouldn't be a stupid idea. I'm not sure what a biochemical assessment would consist of, but honestly to me it sounds like fancy words to make you pay more...
    If you have the money to spare I would see a specialist, but i'm not as sure on the added extras. Your case seems pretty obvious to me since you are aware of the most likely cause so i'm not sure the extras would be worth it. That said, if you have the money and feel it would help that's fine. It's totally up to you.

    Hope whatever you decide to do you feel better soon

    Edit: forgot to mention that I would suggest waiting a while if you haven't already after changing the shoes etc (maybe up to a month if the pain isn't too bad) and going back to your doctor again to make sure they won't refer you. You could try to see a different doctor if you want. Explain you are still in pain and feel like you may have done damage and it's not just how your feet have always been.
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    (Original post by Kindred)
    If it has been bothering you for a while since changing what you think is the cause and you can't find any other help (gp etc) it wouldn't be a stupid idea. I'm not sure what a biochemical assessment would consist of, but honestly to me it sounds like fancy words to make you pay more...
    If you have the money to spare I would see a specialist, but i'm not as sure on the added extras. Your case seems pretty obvious to me since you are aware of the most likely cause so i'm not sure the extras would be worth it. That said, if you have the money and feel it would help that's fine. It's totally up to you.

    Hope whatever you decide to do you feel better soon
    Lol tbf I have my untouched student finance but my mom keeps telling me not to use it
    Well with full assessment they look at your walking gait and its longer and done by the head specialist while the cheaper one is just on feet issues
 
 
 
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