Hi, I’ve been under a podiatrist/Rheumatologist for over a year now. I’ve suffered predominantly with sore inflamed feet which the podiatrist felt was arthritis. After several X-rays, scans blood tests etc they have found i’m CRP positive but rheumatoid factor negative and they feel the feet are due to bursitis/mechanical issues more than arthritis . I’ve had several steroid injections , orthotics made but still am suffering. They sat in not a typical case of someone with rheumatoid arthritis so are monitor me. The inflammation has moved to the back of foot (Achilles area now which is very painful). Feeling very frustrated as I’m very active but this is causing me lots of stress/pain. I’m not sure if you can help as I’m wondering if I have posture issues which cause me the mechanical issues in feet? Thanks in advance.
We can certainly take a look at your posture with regards to any possible mechanical issues in your feet but my initial suspicion is that you have either a mechanical condition/problem mainly arising from your feet or some sort of inflammatory arthropathy that is as yet undiagnosed.
Do you get any other joint pains or eye problems?
Have you been assessed for Reiter’s syndrome or ankylosing spondylitis?