I am desperate for advice at this point. My husband has had a knee injury for over a month that his medical on his ship(Navy) refuses to give him treatment for. He thinks it may be due to the fact that he had a pin in his knee as a kid and that something has recently irritated the injury, but he really has no idea why it suddenly started to hurt so much. It started when he did his PRT about a month ago, as he was running(he usually does the bike, but the ship didn't give that option this time) but, as he was running his knee just gave out on him, he wasn't out of breath or anything he just literally could not put any weight on his knee anymore. He got a ride back to the ship and someone in medical looked at his knee right away, she said she felt something weird and that he needed to come back the next day to get a referral from the actual corpsman for an xray and that they'd work on getting him a waiver so that he can re-do his PRT on the bike. So he went back the next day and the doc said he didn't feel anything and to come back again the next day to see if he felt anything. He has gone back at least once a week for the last month and a half now, and they wont give him ANY treatment, they wont even LOOK at his knee, they just tell him to take an advil and wrap it up and come back if it's still a problem, not even a referral for an xray to see if something has happened. He finally bugged someone last week to make him an appointment with the physical therapist(not until Dec 27th), but now he is supposed to do another PRT tomorrow in order to be able to be frocked on Friday, and they are refusing to see him to give him that waiver he was promised. He's been wearing a brace on his knee just to be able to walk around his ship and go up and down the ladders. Let alone the fact that he will most likely not be able to finish the run and therefor wont get frocked, he's really afraid that if he tries to run tomorrow that he might do serious damage to his knee. I have no idea what to tell him, what can he even do? He thinks that they may think he's faking it for some reason, since there's no external swelling, but the pain is deep within the joint and they wont even run tests!
UPDATE: He ended up being allowed to take the PRT on the bike, however the medical officer didn't put in the paperwork on time for him to get frocked today, at this point I'm just over the stress it's causing and ready to go on leave tomorrow.
also, he can't be seen by anyone on base unless he has a referral from his command's medical department, he's been told that multiple times, and as far as his chain of command in his division, yeah, they don't seem to care, and he's TAD right now so they care even less.