I went to an Urgent Care facility a few miles from my home. Before I was treated though I had to have my medical insurers talk to the receptionist/staff so I wouldn’t be cheated. They tried to state that I had a $1500 deductible and that my cost for a visit would be $108 and all subsequent visits would be the same until I reached that $1500.
I considered walking right out the door because I know better and in the years we have used these types of facilities we only paid a small co-payment anywhere from $20 to $35. Besides, I pay $400 a month in health insurance and if I had co-payments like that I might as well pay for treatment and keep the rest of my money. Anyway, when I told my insurance company the lady I spoke to said, “Let me speak to her.” I handed the phone over and in less than a minute my co-pay was reduce to $30. A $78 savings. I wondered how many times places like these dupe people out of their money or they refuse treatment for this type of behavior.
Back to BJJ
The doctor poked and prodded my leg and bent it in all sorts of directions. Of all of the twists and turns she applied I felt pain in 2 of the about 12 techniques she applied. She said she heard a slight clicking sound. She suspected that it might be a ligament tear but was not sure. I had to take an x-ray. Well I am happy to report that she did not see any breaks or tears on the x-ray. The doctor did suggest that there may be soft tissue damage, if I heard her correctly, and that these things usually sort themselves out. I made her repeat her prognosis again just to make sure.
One of the staff came in and put my leg in a knee brace and the doctor told me to rest my leg. She also gave me a prescription for an anti-inflammatory. She said if I still feel pain after a week I should see my regular doctor.