RSD Questions to Ask Doctor??
My fiancee was diagnosed with RSD about two years ago. He was training with the military, and something happened with his ankle, next thing we knew he couldn't walk because it hurt him so bad. We went through 5 months of him not walking, and physical therapy, and seeing 17 doctors in our area that had no idea what was going on.. Finally I did some research of my own and found RSD, I took it into the neurosurgeon he was seeing, and she looked it up on WebMD, compared his symptoms and diagnosed it as RSD. She gave him some medications, put him through therapy, and sent him to a pain specialist. Did a couple spinal nerve blocks.. He started walking a 5 weeks after that. They slowly took him off medications, however he has always had a bad "ache"... Well, now he is having bad pains in the same leg, but different area. This time, its the very front of his leg. The doctor he went to at first (that had no idea what it was..) is now trying to diagnose it as Compartment... Has that happened to anyone else? Is that a normal thing to compare or get mixed up?? I'm so heart broken, his dream since he was little was to be a pilot in the air force and now he can barely walk..
I know I can't fix him and get him back into the military... but I would like to take some of his pain away.
This Friday we are going to the doctor for his compartment tests... is there anything that I should ask...
Anything would be amazing... We are really in a hard place.
Thanks so much...