NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
I have the advantage of being in intensive care and also being in a room full of ageing people who have undergone operations to cure blood circulation.
I have seen much worse in hospital too.
out of all the consultants surgeons Anaesthetist nurses doctors porters et cetera et cetera I have met there are only a few I regard as grossly incompetent.
In general they are there to do a pretty good job.
And we know there are stories of things that have been missed even people dying because of this.
But I certainly wouldn't dismiss every person in the medical profession.
But I can understand that a personal disappointment by a medical person would make you slightly biased.
we are just fortunate we have a free NHS.
I have probably seen at least 20 different physiotherapists over my lifetime, if you are honest and truthful with what's wrong with you it doesn't take them very long to find out where your weakness lies.
Hi, just point. I am absolutely NOT bagging on the NHS or the people involved in any way shape or fashion. I personally didn't see any benefit and I tried my absolute hardest to explain the situation, making sure to the exercises and following with appointments. Again, i don't know which comment of mine made you think I am saying the NHS is bad. I was simply saying I did not get the problem fixed when I went to them.
al_yrpal wrote:SparkO, have you got Osteoporosis and has this lead to one or more cracked vertebrae? Can only be detected with xrays or similar and the pain can occur in unexpected places. Bone density scan an xray can rule it out. My wife had osteoporosis and 3 cracked vertebrae, the GPs were useless, likewise the Physios. It wasnt until I paid privately for a scan we found out! Useless NHS in this case...
Hi Al, thank you for the comment, after googling Osteoporosis I can categorically say with absolute certainty I do not have it. It sounds debilitating! I don't get cracked bones with any more frequency than anyone else. (the occasional unecessary sprained ankle but that is a mobility Issue I believe). I would like to do a bone density x-ray one day though, just out of curiosity more than anything so I can figure out if I need to do something about it to improve it.
531colin wrote:SPARKO, you are clearly injured.
The general advice is don't do anything that hurts; get the injury treated and then you can slowly and gently get back to normal activities.
There is nobody on earth who can diagnose your injury via the internet, or describe your ideal riding position, while you are suffering from an unknown injury.
Once your injury is healed, you should be able to follow "normal" advice about riding position.
For now, I think you should sling the bike and the running shoes in the back of the garage and forget about them; concentrate on getting your injury diagnosed and treated; if you can walk without pain then that's what you should do, for exercise and importantly for escaping from lockdown.
I have slung the bike now, just pointless to do more damage unecessarily no matter how much I enjoy cycling. I will have to wait till after this lockdown is over to get back to my GP and see if I can get to the bottom of this. I will try to ask if he can send me to an osteotherapist rather than a physiotherapist.
Antbrewer wrote:Hi SparkO
I did say in my first post that you have opened up a can of worms. Well you have.
Firstly it shows that the forum is here to 'help and offer ''advice'' where it can. It is interesting to see how the story develops as more questions are asked.
I am concerned that (if I understand what you have said) that you have been to the GP and or physio 3 times and you are still suffering with no clear diagnosis or reason for your pain. I appreciate that xrays and scans might not be the first option for some patients when they present initially at the surgery. However they should be seriously considered and expected when the reason for the pain could be an underlying cause. That is what they are there for. A noninvasive tool to diagnose conditions and explore the anatomy. Any GP should want to find the problem though they all differ on their approach. Clearly your GP at this stage hasn't the answer so therefore further examinations are needed.
You should continue with the GP and ask to be referred. After all the GP surgery is a referral service if they cannot fix the problem. (With comments like that this could run and run!)
Spinal pain is very hard to live with and as a young man you must address this.
I know Anthony! This might be an ongoing thing. I really want to get this sorted sooner rather than later. Just incredibly frustrating situation because it sounds like I'm whining to someone on the outside.