RSD in Ankle, but have constant hip pain?
I have CRPS aka RSD in my left ankle. I have the sensitivity, constantly turning cold, changes color to a cadaver purplish grey, and constant pain. I had trouble with shooting pains for the first few months, but they have subsided. My injury was initially in January. I've done PT, lots of conditioning and exercises--swimming was painful at first, but helped the most--and I've tried neurontin, Cymbalta, and am now on Lyrica instead. I also tried a few spinal injections, but because they only provided very temporary relief, we stopped those.
The RSD seems limited to my left foot up to a distinct boundary on my calf. However, since a few weeks after the injury, I've experienced continual and now constant hip pain, which is inexplicable. I've seen multiple doctors and physical therapists. No one knows why my hips would be hurting. My worker's comp, which covers my foot, doesn't want to pay for anything related to the hip pain and is questioning me taking any more time off of work because they know I have hip pain, which they say is unrelated, and could be the real reason I'm off of work. I have no idea, personally, all I know is that I am constant pain. I never had hip pain before the injury. It's exhausting. I can't sleep, can't think clearly, I'm irritable, and can't do any of the normal things I used to do with my kids. I've tried working, but I'm in so much pain and am so exhausted and miserable after work that I'm useless to my family.
Does anyone have any ideas?
I'd really appreciate any advice. I can't afford to be off of work and have no benefits, but I'm getting increasingly unable to handle it. My family needs me and I need my sanity.