Seeing him at the end of this week so I'll let you know how it goes Mingo. Refreshing to hear he wasn't pushy. Are you still wearing the orthotics you had before you saw him or has he suggested ditching them altogether??
Thanks for your thoughts YB. Definitely not a friend of the physio, basically the physio has been through same process as me (seen a couple of 'recommended' podiatrists who are more local but, frankly, didn't live up to their billing!) so saw Paul who sorted them out.
Having problems with various injuries which have been ongoing now for 3 years or so. I wear custom-made orthotics which physio thinks are the problem and has recommended me to go and see a podiatrist near Portsmouth called Paul Harradine.
Just interested to know if anyone has seen him and what results you had If he prescribed any orthotics. It would be a long way for me to travel to see him but totally worth it if it sorts out the long term problems I have been having. Any comments would be really appreciated. Thanks.
Quick question for you parklife .. you mentioned some groin issues you had in your post above caused by a poor core which, following exercises prescribed by your physio, reduced to just the pain from the labral tear. How long did it take for the pain to improve once you started these exercises and, also, how long before it disappeared completely? Didn't have a good day yesterday pain-wise so you get a bit fixated as to whether this damn groin pain is ever going to go. Maybe I'm being impatient (no change there then!) as the physio has said she expects it to be at least the middle of this year before I'll be able to run. Thanks.
ps glad to hear you think your recovery is going OK. Better to take it steady and take a bit longer to heal properly than try to do too much too soon and pay the price!!