For the last month, I have felt like my left foot has been numb. It’s a really weird sensation as I have feeling in most of my foot but because the toe is numb my whole foot will feel tingly whenever something touches my toe. I booked an appointment with a general practitioner to see if they had any thoughts as to why my foot was numb. The general practitioner was adamant that it was because I wear high heels. I politely agreed that it could be the cause, but deep down in my gut I felt that wasn’t right. I only wore heels once, maybe twice a week.
A week later I attended a highly recommended podiatry clinic near Cheltenham. The podiatrist at this clinic was absolutely amazing. Going into the appointment, I was worried that I would end up with a podiatrist who would simply look at my foot for maybe five minutes and then tell me to purchase a whole heap of orthotics. This podiatrist was just the opposite and exceeded my expectations. He spent a lot of time checking not only my feet but also my calves, ankles, toes, and back. It was actually a pleasant experience. He also reassured some questions I have had about my posture for a very long time. I’ve often thought that my hips and shoulders were slanting and uneven, but this podiatrist took the time to check if my hips were even and not slanting. The good news is that my back is perfectly fine, which meant the issue was definitely in my foot.
Now here’s the funny part – there was a part of me that was genuinely worried that I would have to get my numb toe removed. You should’ve seen the smile on my face when I found out that all I needed was some adult orthotics. I think the podiatrist thought I was slightly insane when I told him that I was genuinely concerned that my toe would need to be chopped! I’ll keep you all updated on the progress of my foot.