I have numerous causes of pain including very severe endometriosis and adhesions.
However, a new problem has sprung up with my feet and to a lesser extent my hands. My GP was a little disinterested. I think he thinks that in the context of my other problems, pain in my feet and hands is low on the list of priorities. He suggested osteoarthritis (tested for Rheumatoid Arthritis - test was clear) and basically sent me away to get on with it. However, I've seen a physio for a few private sessions (too expensive to carry on indefinitely!) and he thinks that it's nothing to do with arthritis and that the problem is to do with my tendons.
I've tried ice packs. exercises and massage for a couple of months and it's getting worse. Both achilles tendons are swollen, both ankles very painful and the sole of my left foot feels like it has knives shoved in it.
On my final session the physio tried using an ultrasound machine. I was pretty skeptical. However, coincidentally the achilles tendon that he used it on did seem to feel a little better the following morning - though it's worse again now. I'm just wondering whether there is anything in ultrasound treatment or whether my tendon just happened to feel better - which can also happen occasionally. I'm wondering whether to try buying a machine. If they do actually work on tendons then it would end up being cheaper than continuing the physio sessions - but equally it could be a complete waste of money.
I'm already on a collection of very heavy painkillers for my other issues and this new problem feels like it's the straw to break the camel's back.
Any experience of ultrasounds out there?