Hi everyone. It's been a while since I posted anything, but I'm hoping to have some advice. I've been trying to resolve an issue with rotation of my ankle, which is causing me pain when standing, walking etc. as a result of long term damage of late on-set JIA (RA now). In a nutshell, the NHS route is not working out and I am looking at going private in central London area. I'd be grateful for any advice or recommendations which anyone may be able to offer me? The NHS trust I am under is not very accommodating/understanding to the fact that I work full time and that for me to attend appointments, I have a 30 mile round trip plus rely on my husband (who also works full time) to take me. The appointment dates/times they have offered are not suitable, but instead of arranging this with me over the telephone, they write out with no discussion! I wasn't able to attend the second offering due to another medical appointment the same date/time and now they are threatening to discharge me - it's like talking to a brick wall. This is why I am looking to go private - less stress, less waiting time and I can plan it around work etc. My posture is not great so I'm looking for a place which can do orthotics and specialise in posture/gait/podiatry. Any ideas? Hoping someone can point me in the right direction other than Google :)!
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