Hi every one. I'm very thankful to have found this page and I'm hoping to get some answers. I've been diagnosed with CRPS since February and the injury occurred towards the end of September of 2019. My condition occurred from 2 metatarsal bone fractures that had a delayed diagnoses because of the fractures not being visible on X-ray imaging. It took an MRI that was done in January to detect the second metatarsal bone fracture and the stretched lisfranc ligament. The unique part of my situation is how the injuries occurred.
A truck driver got out of his vehicle early in the morning and came around to my car door at a stop light, he was angry from road rage, kicked my car, I got out at that point (I know it wasn't the right decision) but I was dealing with anger (which is currently being addressed and treated) so I tried to fight back. I do realize I put my life in danger and have learned from this. He started manhandling me and ran back into his truck as I tried to mace him. At that point I kicked the front bumper of his truck (18-wheeler) because I was so enraged that no one stopped. This was early in the morning at a stop light and few people did see it, but decided they had more important things to tend to. After I kicked his truck I went to the doctor that day and they diagnosed it as a sprain until I cam back in October because the pain was increasing and then they found that initial first metatarsal non displaced fracture. Second metatarsal fracture found about 2 months later and was a displaced fracture. I hope there's someone out there who might have a response to this without too much judgement. I know it sounds like a crazy scenario, but unfortunately the deep issues from the past turned into anger so I'm still paying for it with CRPS.
My questions specifically are:
If I started getting treated for CRPS in March do you think my chances of a solid recovery are high?
Are there any other health care specialist that I should reach out to to increase my chances of a good recovery? (Besides pain management getting the lumbar sympathetic blocks and physical therapy)
I'm a 24 year old female with no prior chronic health history or surgery (small procedure to remove kidney stones)
My mom doesn't have the best immune system however, which does concern me because I know this will play off of how my recovery goes as well. It isn't easy to talk about my situation, but If there's someone out there who can reply I would appreciate with all my heart! Pain is a real spirit killer..