New to the board.. for anyone that wants my story, my intro is on the RSD intro page. I have been in PT for my last knee injury (crush injury) since about November. I have thought this man to seem quite knowledgeable. He is sports focused and does rehab for state teams. He has spent a lot of time with me rather than leaving me unattended (which we can all do at home) like my last PT did. It was all going good until I first told him about my tentative CRPS diagnosis from my surgeon. That is how things started for me, after all.. it was " I believe you may be developing CRPS" and almost no information about it".. then waiting for diagnostics, then referral.
Perhaps because it was a maybe
, his response was to equate it with fibromyalgia, and to say that it was one of those big blanket statement diseases that a doctor pins on when they don't have a diagnosis! By the way, I'm not going to argue about fibromyalgia, it may be very real and quite painful.. but no one who knows both diseases would think that the two are comparable.
As I moved forward in stages of treatment, he has been much more respectful, however it does seem clear to me that he just doesn't know anything about the disease and I'm not sure that he wants to or feels that he needs to.
Next, as I've been discussing in the intro thread, I'm sadly just realizing how dangerous my addiction to cold therapy has been. That has been encouraged of course, by every PT I've had including this one, and all of my doctors. (Cringe).
To top it off, they got sloppy in their billing this month, and billed me again for three dates that I've already paid for. I've explained this to them and can prove this via printed check etc. I ask them for a copy of the first invoice that they sent me (reflecting what dates I was asked to pay) and they "can't do that".. for some reason. Billing Dept was insanely rude to me.. to the point where I cancelled my next appointment until this is resolved.
Not good. Sorry for venting.. but these are a few strikes. I just don't know.