First of all the humiliation. Last week I fell off a Segway
Today went for a consultation with a private physio I have used in the past. He diagnosed a partially torn ligament. 6 weeks recovery estimate. Which is what I expected him to say. However he said he thinks I should have it X-rayed because:
1. It shows an unusual (and fairly dramatic) bruising pattern
2. It was a non standard mode of injury
3. On the other side I had an ankle injury that turned out to be more complicated than it first appeared
Any way GP has just said no he won't refer me for an X-ray. I didn't feel able to argue. He did do a competent assessment of the injury
In my mind I'm happy that this a soft tissue injury. But to be on the safe side should I go and sit in A&E tomorrow morning and hope for an X-ray
PS Physio said use crutches. I thought we had a set at home, but they are a bit short, although things seem way better with them. Any idea where we I can get NHS crutches, my GP doesn't know.