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Posted by: OutOAfrica | 2005/07/21

Old Top of Foot Injury

Years ago a bus rode over my right foot. Since then when swimming and kicking as in crawl, foot hurt. Have not played tennis in 10 years. Now slipped goind down stairs, not badly however, think two metatarsuls might be fractured. X Rays show old injury as a white blur. Dr thinks its arthritis in spite of no pain there, only at the point of new injury with slight soft tissue bulge.

? Who is the top foot specialist/surgeon in Johannesburg?
I would appreciate your comments and advice
Thank you - Anne

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Dear Anne

Apologies for a delayed reply. Hopefully you have only bruised the soft tissue, in which case taking anti-inflammatory medication and applying ice to the injury should promote initial healing and recovery. It may be a good idea to have your foot looked at by an orthopaedic surgeon. It is possible that the old injury may have masked the new one. It is also possible to have arthritis without pain. As the bony deposits (arthritic growth) progresses and restricts movement pain will occur. I'm afraid I cannot advise you on who the best foot specialist in Johannesburg is. Doctors who are linked to tertiary institutions (universities or medical schools or medical research centres) have access to the latest research and technology in medicine.

Here are some orthopaedic surgeon's contact details (also check the yellow pages):

NAINKIN LEONARD DR
24 12th Ave Linksfield Park Clinic
Johannesburg
Phone 011 6407671
Medical Practitioners - Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics

ROGAN IM DR
Rivonia Rd Morningside Clinic
Morningside - Sandton, Johannesburg
Phone 011 8833410
Medical Practitioners - Orthopaedics
Medical Practitioner - Orthopaedics


PREDDY JULIUS DR
24 12th Ave Suite 310 Linksfield Park Clinic
Linksfield W, Johannesburg
Phone 011 6407550
Medical Practitioners - Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics, Medical Practitioner

MALEBO MS DR
Jhb Town, Johannesburg
Phone 011 3945278
Medical Practitioners - Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics

PIENAAR AF DR
Jhb Town, Johannesburg
Phone 011 8887548
Medical Practitioners - Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics

NOLL BRIAN J DR
Linksfield Park Clinic
Linksfield, Johannesburg
Phone 011 4851968
Medical Practitioners - Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics

PIETERSE HS DR
Jhb Town, Johannesburg
Phone 011 7268113
Medical Practitioners - Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics

MEERKOTTER DV DR
Kenridge Medical Cnt
Parktown, Parktown
Phone 011 7265620
Medical Practitioners - Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics

CARIDES MICHAEL DR
14th Stury Ave Suite 21 Second Flr
Rosebank - Johannesburg No, Rosebank
Phone 011 7881990
Medical Practitioners - Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics

NELUHENI EVD DR
Esselen St Florence Medical Cnt
Hillbrow, Hillbrow
Phone 011 7256325
Medical Practitioners - Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics

DE SWARDT SR DR
3 Miervreter St
Van Riebeeck Park - Kempton Park, Kempton Park
Phone 011 9763057
Medical Practitioners - Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics

VON BORMANN P DR
Dr Orthopdc Surgn 28 S Sandton Clinic
Houghton, Sandton
Phone 011 7066054
Medical Practitioners - Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics

SARAGAS NICK DR
303 Linksfield Park Clin
Orange Grove - Johannesburg No, Johannesburg
Phone 011 4851974
Medical Practitioners - Orthopaedics
Orthopaedic




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Posted by: Ateekah | 2005/08/17

hello
my mother, aged 54, has two spurs at the end of her heels on both her feet for the past 3 years. she has had many foot specialists seen to this and is still currently going for laser treatment and numerous injections and so forth.the pain has become so unbearable and has had no improvement.she would like to have it removed.is this wise, where in the Western Cape can this be done?
thanking you so much

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