I broke my right elbow (radial head) and right hip in a fall at work on Sept 6, 2007. I have healed from the hip, with no permanent damage. The radial head has healed, however, the pain continues, and I can only extend my arm to about 22 degrees. I can flex it towards my shoulder to 140 degrees.
I can't rotate my wrist right or left very far without extreme pain, the arm is very tender and sore still as well.
I have told him about the pain, and where it is, but yet he has done nothing else to find out what it could be. We've already had MRI, CT Scans, and xrays, all negative results.
the doctor said he wants to see me again on March 27, 2008, and then I will have reached MMI, and he will issue a MIR.
so i've been off work all this time, and the medical bills are at minimum $25,000 and climbing.
he has me only lifting 20 lbs briefly, and 10 lbs continously, and to start doing everything I did before to the best of my ability. throwing a football, baseball, shooting hoops, raking, sweeping, lifting, etc, and to keep a record of the one's I have the most difficulty doing from now till march.
my mom thinks I should get a second opinion, any thoughts, ideas, on all this?