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Hi. I come to your site often looking for information. It is really informative and I appreciate it very much. I have RA and have been having considerable amount of foot pain, with swelling on top of the foot proximal to the ankle and around the ankle with constant "popping" with every step. Occasionally the pain is along the outside of my foot as well and my fourth and fifth toe become numb. I had a MRI done. My RA doc's nurse called me with the results. She said it showed moderate degeneration of the foot with mild tendonitis of the ankle. As it happens, the day of the MRI, I very little swelling or pain. My doctor said we should just watch it and if it bothers me too much, to see a podiatrist. I am already on Voltaren 75mg bid, so more NSAIDS are out. I have always had flat feet and they seem to be getting flatter. My question is, when should I see a foot doctor? It does bother me everyday, but so do half of my other joints. I don't want to make a mountain out of a mole hill, but I'm an RN so being able to walk all day is a MUST!
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Thanks for a most interesting website, which has helped a lot.
I usually do my research on the Mayo clinic website. I think your website is the most informative site I have found when researching foot pain.
I thank you for putting together this incredible website.
....I have been told that it is not hard enough to be cut off. Please help, I am not sure what to do now! THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL AND VERY HELPFUL SITE!
You have an unusually clear, informative and well-written website for laypersons. Thank you for that.
Mansfield Ctr, CT
First, I'd like to thank you for all the information that you provide on your website and the opportunity to write to you.
First, I want to let you know that you have the best web site I've found related to foot issues. (The only thing I had difficulty finding was the "ask a question" page.)
I received the orthotics Monday afternoon and began wearing them Tuesday. After two days I would say that I have noticed a huge improvement in the discomfort I have been experiencing. My foot feels better than it has in months.
I greatly admire someone like you who would donate and dedicate so much time and effort to helping strangers with no compensation. Truly, it is uncommonly kind. And your site is so intelligently arranged.
Pacific Grove, CA
I used to work for a podiatrist (front desk) back during summers in
college years ago, so I know the benefits of good care. Again, I want
to thank you for an EXCELLENT website. It was so great to get to your
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All the best,
By the way, millions of websites could use yours as a guideline on how to organize information and make the site user-friendly. Kudos to you!
Thank you for your very interesting and informative site!
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