I went to the doctor last week for my diabetes check. I'm doing okay...need to lose a few pounds, but overall okay. I mentioned to the guy that my foot hurt and has been in pain since September. He ordered X-rays right away. He said it could be a stress fracture, or it could be osteoarthritis. Either way, it meant a boot. If it's arthritis, then physical therapy, and a visit to a podiatrist. I just saw dollar signs during the entire visit.
Turns out, I have osteoarthritis and the beginnings of a bone spur. Lucky me. Right on the top of my foot, too. From what I understand, there's not a lot they can do for it, other than remove the bone spur.
I was thinking about it, though. What if someone invented a fix for osteoarthritis? The way I understand it, osteoarthritis is when the cartilage has worn away. So why can't they put a bag of silicone between the bones, that can be refilled when necessary? It could be glued to the bones. OR even put a piece of plastic or silicone between the bones so the bones don't rub together. I haven't seen anything like that mentioned online, so I don't think it's being done yet.
Think of how much pain would be stopped with something like this. Hmmm...might have to put that in a book.
Have a great week!