**Update** had my trauma and orthopaedics appointment today.

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**Update** had my trauma and orthopaedics appointment today.

Postby JDWench » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:31 pm

Today was my orthopaedics appointment which took me until yesterday to figure out that it was the referral from the awful doctor for orthotics because "if you corrected the way you walk, you wouldn't be in pain." I did some background research on the doctor I was seeing just to see what he specialised in and found out he worked at the Nuffield orthopaedic hospital in Oxford which is where I had to go as a kid due to a birth defect. I told him this and we got chatting and he checked my feet, asked if nuffield ever checked my legs when I was a kid to which I said they didn't as my birth defect is my left arm and nobody discovered anything until I was nearly 18 and it could no longer be called growing pains. Anyway, I don't need orthotics (stupid gp woman) I may have nerve damage and am awaiting further tests. This is good in a way because I trust him to help but bad because, it's nerve damage. Sorry for rambling on just thought you'd like to know. My advice is take everything you are offered even if you think it's the wrong thing, you may end up on the right path.
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Re: **Update** had my trauma and orthopaedics appointment to

Postby dazzleship » Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:56 pm

hi

glad to hear your appointment made you some progress although sorry to hear about the nerve damage :hugs:

it's interesting how GPs and consultants look at just one thing and don't take into account the big picture as it were.

good luck with your further tests, sounds like at least you are on the right path now.

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Re: **Update** had my trauma and orthopaedics appointment to

Postby JDWench » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:08 pm

My physiotherapist os trying to treat the bigger picture but I've missed the one appointment I was given and haven't heard anything since. I'm being sent to a neurologist at some point and if it is nerve damage then at least we've found the root cause. This consultant was really nice he also asked about shoulder rotation and the tingling in my fingers. Should see the size of my file at the hospital, it was the biggest in the tray and I'm 25!
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