So I posted some days ago that my legs have been hurting me again after 5 years. I went to the hospital because the pain was so bad. The doctor that I saw barely looked at my foot and prescribed inflammatory pills. It was at MY insistence that I get a referral from her to see an Ortho. (Whoever said free medicare was all it was cracked up to be. Our taxpayer's money do wonders right there. Might as well have a revolving door hospital -.- )
Anyway, the inflammatory pills kinda worked, only been on them for a few days and now they are utterly useless to me. The Ortho I saw today told me what is most likely causing me pain:
There is a bone or ligament (the accent was really strong) that is missing in my foot. Or suffice to say, there is a piece missing that aligns my foot for proper balance. My very own factory defect that I was born without and that is causing me to try and overcompensate to keep my balance (my foot sticking out at an angle when I walk instead of being straight) and to try to keep my feet straight is hell when I walk because I don't have that piece of my foot needed.
Now my leg is hurting me again because my custom orthos are wearing down causing me to start overcompensating again. So now I have to wait 2 weeks for my new Orthos to be made and will have to replace them every two years or so.
This pain I feel I will have to live with for the rest of my life and there is nothing I can do to permanently fix it. The Orthos are just going to be added to the list of permanent medical expenses in my life.
But finally, a doctor/specialist that actually cares about the patient to find the root cause of the problem and not just apply a bandaid fix. I mean yeah, my mom told me when I was trying to learn to walk when I was younger I would creep and they took me to see a doctor because they were worried I would never walk at all and the doctor did nothing. Just said I will when I am ready.
Now on top of all this, I also have flat feet which means I have to try to find the right pair of shoes to wear because not only do I have to take my flat feet into account, but how the shoes will affect my balance and if they will give me the support I need.
My Name is LE or LE Style. I have a tendency to go off on tangents from time to time. Such is the MADNESS of my Mind.