"my very painful feet and the help i received"

About: Western Infirmary/Gartnavel General / Trauma & orthopaedics

(as the patient),

After suffering with sore feet for years and being told exercises were the only treatment needed my doctor referred me to the Podiatrist at the Western Infirmary.

After a very in depth consultation which included blood tests, xrays and advice but most importantly I felt as if Mr. Thomson listened to my symptoms.

It was decided that the best route would be an ultrasound and I was diagnosed with PLANTAR FASCIITIS even though this was still painful I felt as if I was getting somewhere.

At my follow up appointment it was decided that I would have an injection under ultrasound. I was told everything that was going to happen to me and put at ease. Instead of me dreading any more follow up appointments I could now go in with a better frame of mind.

Mr Thomson was so understanding and at last I feel as if I can get back on track with my life as before I was very restricted in my social activities.

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Response from Paul Cannon, Head of Administration, Acute Services Division, Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to provide your very kind feedback.

I will ensure that this is passed on to those involved and I am sure that they will be very pleased to read your comments.

I am sorry that this posting was not acknowledged at the time, we had a break in our use of Patient Opinion, but we have now resumed doing so, and I thought it was still important to acknowledge your posting and where appropriate to pass comments on.

Once again, thank you for using the Patient Opinion feedback system, it is greatly appreciated.

I know that Mr Thomson and the staff at the Podiatry Clinic in the Western Infirmary will be delighted to read your very thoughtful remarks and will be pleased you are making a full recovery.

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