"Emergency pain in foot at weekend - 2nd August..."
About: Wythenshawe Hospital Wythenshawe Hospital Manchester M23 9LT
Posted by Brian Clancy
My name is Brian Clancy; I am 75yrs of age.
Following a 'trip' on our stairs at home, I had a very painful right foot and could hardly walk; it got progressively worse.
I visited the local 'walk-in' centre at Altrincham Hospital where, after a fairly thourough examination by a senior nurse; they considered that ankle ligaments were probably sprained; as a precaution, it was X-rayed - no fracture was seen. I was told to rest my foot and that it would probably rquire some 6 weeks to fully recouver - advice that I have had before in similar circumstances - and which has proved correct.
A few days later; I still had a very sore and swollen foot.
I attended at the A&E Dept at Withenshaw Hosp. on Sunday 2nd August 2015;
I received excellent attention and a thorough examination of my ancle/foot from 2 doctors and a specialist. It was not clear what was causing the pain, but I was X-rayed again; treatment was recommended for gout, from which I do on occassion suffer.
I was told to come back if the prescribed medecine did not seem to be working after a couple of days.
It did not seem to be easing so I returned on Tuesday 4th August and saw another doctor and another specialist. Again, my leg/foot was thoroughly examined; Infection of the foot was diagnosed; I was prescribed antibiotics. The treatment worked and I seem to have fully recovered.
The ankle ligament is still slightly sore, but recovering - as the nurse at AH predicted.
This note is by way of thanking and placing on record my appreciation of the professional and courtious treatment that I received at both AH and Withenshaw H. I am a retired 'consultant' in another field, so I understand the process of 'elimination of possible causes'
My treatment could not have been better - Thank you all.