I'm a C.N.A in a nursing home and I injured my knee at work almost 2 months ago cleaning the tub room after a residents bath. I slipped in water on floor and twisted to stop myself from falling. It was a friday and I went to the only doctor open on a Saturday morning and she referred me to an Occupational Health Doctor. I saw him and he ordered x-rays and an M.R.I...the x-rays didn't show anything at all and he said the M.R.I just showed some inflamation and some fluid in my knee. He then referred me to P.T.
After about 3 weeks in P.T. and no improvements he said that the M.R.I did show a small maniscus tear (unsure why he didn't mention that to me in the first place) and sent me to see an Orthopedics doctor to have them stick a scope in it and see what was going on in there. When I saw that doctor all he really said was he didn't see anything on the M.R.I and his "gut instinct" is the pain will go away with a cortizone injection.
That was on the 24th. of last month and the pain has not eased up at all. It did get worse for 2 days though after the shot. They don't seem to think there is anything wrong with it so the OH doctor lifted some of my restrictions at work and as a result I am in even more pain. I'm not sleeping and I'm crying at work because of the pain and exhaustion.
Can I go get another opinion?
Will work comp pay for it?