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  • Husband suffered with it for months. I gave him a nightly foot and ankle massage which he said gave him much relief, bought him Solomon walking boots and supportive insoles. He also started cycling the 2 miles to work, instead of walking. Cycling, which uses different muscles in the foot seemed to help. He’s been back to normal for a year now.

  • Doris69 replied to the topic Restless legs in the forum Footcare 1 year ago

    Its a classic sign of B12 deficiency. I know if I need to up my dose when if it starts.

  • Doris69 replied to the topic Side of foot has gone numb in the forum Footcare 1 year ago

    This current issue appears to be more suited to a GP visit, so get yourself booked in at the practice. She wasn’t dismissing you as a timewaster, but she needed time to do a proper examination and decide what to do next, whether to refer you on and who to etc.

    I also have some foot and leg numbness issues following 4 slipped discs 10 years ago,…[Read more]

  • Doris69 replied to the topic Side of foot has gone numb in the forum Footcare 1 year ago

    Exactly this.

    I’m not sure what the out of hours hospital clinic that you refer to is. Is that not for folk who are taken ill out of hours? It sounds to me like you would be better to see your GP again.

  • My OH was in the same position kneewise. He didn’t want to be on endless painkillers, doctor useless etc etc. We read lots and tried lots and now he has gone from being really crippled a year ago to pretty supple in his knees, walking much better and for a lot longer. Our solutions have been cherry active a supplement from H & B. If you google…[Read more]

  • Ow, ow, ow that sounds completely horrible. Can I contribute my knee problem, not nearly as bad as yours?

    I had over the years a very painful knee, one or the other but it always got better for 3/4 days rest and a bandage. Last August my knee was very painful, tender, but not the kneecap and it didn’t go away so I went to GP and had an X ray…[Read more]

  • Very interested! I think I have one too and after seeing a friend have surgery I’m not keen on that!
    Mines, not a problem yet other than some of my nice shoes are a bit too tight on that foot but I’ve seen these advertised and been tempted myself.

  • Thank you for all your comments and suggestions. I really think I need to go back to the drawing board. I was never offered any physio from the NHS and all my physio was self funded. He was very good, but limited in the facilities at the local practice and to return, I doubt I’d get the space that I need to walk correctly. I have been walking…[Read more]

  • In February I fell down stairs and broke the head of my left femur…nasty break and have been fitted with a femoral nail. I’ve made very good progress and have had physio and several sessions at the gym. I’m walking without a stick and have been for around a month. However, I’m not really walking “correctly” and wondered who I should see to help…[Read more]