I went to see the foot specialist today, six weeks after he gave me a steroid injection for bunion pain. The injection gave me no relief and after really studying my foot today he wants me to go for an xray (which should have been done before) as he thinks it is more arthritis related and that he could shave the bone if that is the case.
He was extremely kind with me and spent time finding out about my spinal problems and even pointed out that bunion surgery would not be an option for me as you have to use crutches for a few weeks and he said my back would not be able to manage that.
He was a little anxious about the amount of numbness I now have under my left foot and said that its quite important that we sort my right foot out as that’s the only good one, but if it is arthritis then that is also not good news.
He wanted to send me for an xray tomorrow and me see him again next week but as I am going to Dad’s I will have to leave it a couple of weeks, but he was really nice and apologetic about the fact that I should have had an xray done before I saw him.