- We have invested in the latest digital X Ray system which produces excellent quality X Rays of feet, ankles, lower legs, to accurately identify either injury, or mechanical anomalies within a few minutes. This eliminates the need for onward referral for X Rays for those areas of the body.
- If further investigations are required such as blood tests; MRI, ultrasound or CT scans we have good close connections with specialist imaging centres locally and can often FastTrack this for you.
- Sometimes it is necessary to refer you on to another specialist and having been based in Harley and Wimpole street for over 35 years, we have extremely good contacts to whom we can refer if need be. Onward referrals are made using acceptable medical protocol and ethics, which is through your GP.
In July there was another round of X-rays and finally a bone scan. It was discovered that, in fact the problem was a stress fracture. With Dad, I went to see Simon Costain at his Harley Street surgery in London. After doing some analysis, he showed how the source of the problems was a collapsed arch. “The actual stress fracture” said Simon “won’t get better until you get the arch corrected. And that won’t happen without some arch support”. He made rigid orthotic supports for my arch that would be inserted into whatever shoes I wore.
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