I ask because I have known people who time and time again go to the docs with mild foot pain and finish up on rounds of surgery, PT and multiple visits - for years.
I am from Northern England and was brought up very working class, where you go to the docs to "get fixed" for something that is really hindering your life such as broken arm, SERIOUS disease, or any ailment that isnt going away by itself.
I "popped something" in my ankle last summer and was told by dozens of people to go see a doc - I didnt because it didnt hurt that much and I just went on light duties for a month and it healed itself - it was sore on the bike for awhile but now its fine. Meanwhile, a work-colleague of mine went to see a doc with a mild mystery wrist issue (he rides too). They couldnt find anything and after 6 months of "exploratory, possible fixes and PT" his arm is still in a cast and hes still in pain, possibly more - mainly from the super-expensive surgery they performed but found nothing concrete.
Are any of you clydes like me and just wait and see what happens or do you have a relationship with your doc? I dont understand the concept of having a "releationship" with my doctor - I dont want one - maybe its the brit in me