I have a neuroma in one foot along with hammer toes which I am consulting a surgeon about next month. Also L5 which is out and slightly tilted – McKenzie technique has really helped me with that. I’ve also had patellar femoris . Try to balance my workouts and listen to my body but after 25 years in the biz things over use injuries seem to occur. Would like to know if others are in the same situation.
In the fitness industry, we are not trained to treat any injuries. Once an individual injures him or herself, personal trainers ought to refer them to the appropriate medical professional.
You are doing a great job seeing your doctor because he/she has undergone the appropriate education/training to treat your injury using the correct modalities.
FYI, the modality that unlicensed fitness professionals use is EXERCISE and if exercise is the cause of the injury because of overuse, it probably best to just lay off the offending activity for a while and get it treated by the proper allied health professional.
Best to you!