I had a consultation at the Foot Clinic in Hospital on Friday. There would be no point in trying (yet again) for new knees if my feet were going to be so painful that I still couldn't walk. The doctor sent me off for X-rays. When I returned, he said "Well, that was very worthwhile". I groaned inwardly, anticipating grotesque images of mangled tootsies. "Skeletally, your feet are ..... (pause for dramatic effect)... Pristine! And I must say that on the X-rays, they did look pretty fine.
I was about to confront the downside of his metatarsal appreciation. Surely, he wouldn't be able to equate the X-rays with the sometimes agonising pain that my feet give me. He kindly pre-empted this concern by saying that just because there wasn't erosion, it didn't mean that nerves, tendons, muscles and inflammation weren't doing a lot of mischief. He has referred me to a course of six laser treatments which he is confident will make a huge improvement.
Has anyone else with RA had this treatment? If so, was it effective? And did it hurt?
Jo with the pristine toes!