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Should the patient ask for different qualifications

As I tallied up my own foot complaints I started to wonder if rather than providing patients with lists of qualifications, which let’s be frank means little to the average man on the street, we should qualify our own experience in light of diseases and syndromes!

I suppose one has to balance the effect of looking a little poor in shape against a positive experience. How easy it is to discuss with patients common conditions with better empathy? I come from an era when we injected each other with local anaesthetic. Today it is just an orange or some type of fruit that receives the benefit to maintain good ethical karma. Mind you maybe there is some rule that says we should be kind to fruit but at least we do not need to take consent! I confess it is easier to tell a patient just when it might hurt and what benefit will soon be experienced. So here goes;

Tollafield D R Sesamoiditis, Haglunds deformity, Mortons Neuroma, Post tibial tendonosis, Ingrowing toe nail, extensor tendon callus. Maybe I can claim I know more than the text books now!


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