Thanks White Beard and straydog for updating my other thread (Hi Newbie Here) and informing me there are different kinds of pain docs. Those that prescribe meds and those that don't. Figured I'd start a new thread so the other doesn't get too long.
Question is how do you tell the difference? Never been to one in my life and with my ankle condition being a cartalage defect I don't see how any injections or anything else could help it.
Could you tell by looking at their website? (they have one)
In the past I've had e-sim (electric) and ultrasound from PT and a cortisone shot and none did anything for the pain. The cortisone actually made it feel worse for a while.
As straydog said, "see about seeing if the ortho could suggest one".
Problem with that is, this new ortho I have is in the "big city" about 30 miles from me so can't see having to go that far.
The one I was considering is located in the same building as my primary dr.
I went to him this past week and while my wife was in the waiting room she said a guy and girl came in. This was at 9:30 and the guy told receptionist he had a 1:00 appt but was out of meds and if they could take him in sooner and he'd wait all day if he had to.
She said they ended up taking him in so I assuming that was for the PM doctor.