I'm a very angry frustrated injured runner today. I've been suffering from Plantar Fasciitis for months now and have paid over £400 on private treatment which admittedly the Acupuncture helped ease the pain but has not cured it. My doc referred me for more NHS Physiotherapy treatment which I had to complete a 'Self Referral Form' for and send it away.
This was done with speed as I obviously wasn't going to waste any more time. A letter arrived today stating my form had been received. The waiting time for an appointment is approximately 14 weeks!!!!!!!!!
14 weeks what the devil does a person do who can't walk more than a few hundred yards without feeling pain, when I try to walk through it all I end up doing is putting undue pressure on my right hip which is the hip I have had severe sciatica in previously. I'm getting on in years and the NHS is encouraging us to keep healthy by staying fit!!!! Well my response to the NHS is get your act together because the longer a person stays incapacitated the less likely they are to remain fit and then their health will suffer.
Sorry for the rant folks but I needed to get this off my chest and just say for goodness sake don't ignore any injuries, because you'll be left high and dry or with huge expensive bills.
Happy running and cycling and swimming and whatever else you have added to your exercise regime since you joined not just C25K but the whole fitness club
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