Originally Posted by OutOfTheLoop
So how do I go about getting a second opinion? Should I call the orthopedic my regular doc sent me to for my tendonitis and see if he will look at the xrays? I have been crying on and off since it happened from the throbbing. I can't button my pants for Christ sake. I havnt figured out if it really does hurt that bad, or if I'm just pissed off because of the pain and I can't do the little things, or maybe a little of both.
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My break didn't get caught until I got transferred to the second hospital. I was in the first hospital for a week (and even waiting in the ER room for surgery for my smashed femur and broken hip, my arm was the only thing I complained about, I guess - and FGRanch kept snatching it! LOL) and that was a week after I had been there already - I still had to argue with them for a follow up x-ray.
So it was almost two weeks before I got a cast. It healed slightly crooked but I still have a lot of tendon/muscle issues from my elbow that are bugging me.
It may just be a pulled/tore muscle/tendon/ligament - that hurts like a b*tch too - but I would suggest a second opinion with a different doctor (don't mention any previous x-rays) or I would suggest a Physio Therapist.
I don't know about down there, but up here my local hospital hosts a free day, every tuesday, for people who can't afford it. I don't know if your hospital does something like that, but I'd look into it.