Did an inpatient PTSD group at my local VA. Ruptured my left Achilles tendon during recreation therapy (it’s supposed to get you back into exercising with fellow vets) and went to the emergency room, where I tested positive for a rupture via and “Simmonds test.” The emergency room physician told me his grip was strong and that’s why I tested positive. All the while for a month I complained and was limping around the facility.
Only after seeing the inpatient physician three times and threatening to go to her superior did I finally land an appointment with a podiatry specialist, a month later. Within 10 minutes I was diagnosed with a ruptured Achilles tendon by an intern.
I was sent for an ultra sound roughly a month later, which resulted in the conformation of a rupture.
Sent back to podiatry, where I was told nothing would be done, the muscles around my tendon would be strengthened by a local physical therapy outfit because I live an hour away from the closest VA facility, I had to get my psychiatrist involved to get even that.
I started going to my psychical therapy appointments and I started receiving bills. The VA refused to pay for the therapy sessions even though I was told they would be free for me.