Suggest treatment for persistent ankle and heel pain after an accident
Yes, seek a second opinion. Right thing to do!
Hi and thank you so much for this query.
I am so sorry to hear about this accident you suffered and the persistent ankle and heel pain you have reported. For sure, I don't know what the exact problem is but I am sure that something is certainly not right with this heel and ankle. Of course you didn't complain about this before the accident which makes me believe you when you say you are in pains.
For 11 months, your doctor has not given any precise answer about this. Even if he has given answers, the results have not been satisfactory enough and you are still in pains. It may be that there is really nothing magical that can be done to address this pain but why not seek a second opinion? Seeking a second opinion in this case is very important. Should the same information be echoed that there is nothing more that can be done to address this, then you would know you did all possible to regain your health and it was not successful. It would not and would never hurt seeking a second opinion, it can only be of help.
In all, you are doing the right thing. Seek a second opinion and take the chance to explore and exploit every possibility that can help with this.
I hope this helps. I wish you well as you fight on. Keep e updated. Thank you so much for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarification if need be.
Examination and more tests needed
Hi and thank you so much for this follow up precision.
How much of the joint's functionality that can be recovered greatly depends on the findings on examination and imaging. Orthopedic surgeons are those who are better place to do this evaluation. I believe your surgeon made the best of decision given his experience butt unfortunately, the results have not been stellar. The functions and pains still keep a lot to be desired.
For this reason, seek a second opinion from another specialist to make sure there is no remaining possibility that can be exploited to make you feel better. If there is any, fine and if there is none, then you would have done all within your reach.
I hope this helps. I wish you well. Keep me updated as you navigate through this process.
Stick with her!
I know you have been dealing with a lot. I understand your worries, I feel your pain and I share your plight. My singular wish is to see you improve health wise. Talking about complete health recovery is difficult at this time.
I will recommend you stick to your PA as she is very thorough. Who you need right now is someone who can listen to you and coordinate care. From the comments about your PA, I believe she is a right person for this. She would continue and make the necessary referrals as need arises.
I hope this helps. I wish you well.
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