For 10 years I was told by a consultant I had RSI in my hand and there was nothing he could do for me and for my employer to buy me equipment to do my job to ease the pain.
Before Christmas I asked my GP to refer me to another hospital for a second opinion. Within 30 minutes of being with the consultant and having an x-ray I was told I had arthritis not RSI and was offered a steroid injection to ease the pain. In January the consultant offered me joint replacement surgery to which I accepted and I'm now in recovery.
Would you make a complaint to the first consultant for mis-diagnoses?
You could send him a letter asking him what basis he formed that opinion? Did the symptoms overlap? did he base his diagnosis based purely on the job that you were doing...therefore looked no further...which sometimes happens with the medical profession.
I think he did diagnose RSI as the job I do involves alot of typing. He x-rayed 3/4 times over 10 years but never did anything else. I feel quiet let down to be honest. I had to visit another consultant to get the answer. I know after 8 weeks that there is no pain!!!! Well apart from heeling pain and its very different to what I was suffering from before the op.