Recurring injury... doctor's useless and physio's costng a fortune!

I injured my leg a couple of years ago whilst doing a fitness test. The doc diagnosed a muscle injury, and sent me along to the local NHS physio.

Needless to say they were next to useless, so ended up going to a private physio. Had physio on the leg every three weeks over a series of months, and injury was fine, and carried on training as normal with no side effects. Carried on with the physio after it had healed, as I had another fitness test coming up, so wanted to be in tip top condition. Do the fitness test again, as before no warm up, leg starts playing up again.

I also have another injury from being thrown off a horse - I basically have a sore arse (pain in the coxy, and problems with piriformus muscle).

These two injuries don't bother me if I go and see the physio every few weeks. However if my horse had to have constant physio, I'd be getting the vet out to find out where the problem is coming from. So I went to the doc's... who packed me off with some anti-inflammtories, and I can get a referral to the rubbish NHS physio when I'm not busy with work.

Can't say I'm best impressed with the doc's, but asides from spending another small fortune at the physio, I really dont know what to do next. I dont have any medical insurance, and the injuries are more "niggles" than anything, but I'm getting fed up of them aching.


  • RicFRicF ✭✭✭

    How interesting. On behalf of the medical profession image

  • XX1XX1 ✭✭✭

    What exactly is the injury?  What did the physio do for the injury?  And what was the physio doing after the injury cleared up?  Surely if your private physio was any good s/he would be working on prevention aswell as cure image

  • You might try doing a warm up before doing the fitness test as well

  • You need to get to the root cause of the issue.

    Get the book 'Pain Free' by Pete Egoscue. You won't regret it!

  • You don't get a warm up or a cool down for the fitness test, it's as simple as that.

    I do the exercises the physio has given me, I also do Pilates as well, which helps to a certain degree, but unless I go to the physio it's still there. (And I've been to a couple as I move around with work a fair bit.)

    The point is there's something wrong somewhere, and in order to get fixed, i need to know what's wrong. But I don't even know where to start!
  • XX1XX1 ✭✭✭
    wench02 wrote (see)

    The point is there's something wrong somewhere, and in order to get fixed, i need to know what's wrong. But I don't even know where to start!

    Have you considered visiting a physio? image

  • What does the private physio do every three weeks to make it not 'still there'. Why doesn't the NHS physio do the same? Why can't you do it yourself? Have you asked what the problem is?

    Is the fitness test required as part of your job?
  • XX1XX1 ✭✭✭
    YIDDARMY wrote (see)
    The nature of the injury is key to getting a decent answer.

    No one seems to know the nature of the injury image

  • RicFRicF ✭✭✭

    I suspect the OP doesn't really want to have to bother with working things out for themselves. That's for others to sort out.

    Its, "It hurts, you're the experts, make it go away".

  • Sounds like a crap fitness test then, perhaps you should sue them for causing you injury ?
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