A little background first. Male in my 40's I have been under rheumatologist for two years now for a connective tissue disease but no firm diagnosis as it points to scleroderma but I have no skin involvement. Only taking hydroxy and thyroxine . The latest issue to raise its head is quite painful tendons in hips, knees and especially in my feet. My rheumy had my feet ultrasound scanned to see if steroid injections would help but the radiologist said the tendons look fine and as such did not inject steroids. I have also been referred to orthotics but there is over a 6 month wait. The radiologist said the pain is just part of the connective tissue disease and that podiatry/ orthotics wouldn't help.
As this is such a pain, literally, I am willing to pay for a private podiatry/ orthotic referral but don't want to throw money away if the radiologist is right. I would appreciate any advice. In addition I mentioned physio do any off you have physio and find it beneficial ?