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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: another lingering anle injury

 susiep - Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:59 am

Mine is similar to a few posts down on this forum. no one has answerd his post so her is mine.
I'm 36 years and also a non smoker. 4 months ago I fell down
chasing my son and twisted my ankle badly I went to an urgent care
facility and it was x-rayed and they found nothing they aid it was a moderate
sprain an maybe a bad bruise. I was given a air brace thing and was
told if it didn't ease up to see an orthopedic Dr. It didn't so I did 2
weeks later I went to a OS and more x-rays and still noting conclusive I
was sent for an MRI and it revealed a stress fracture to the Talis?? I
was placed in a short leg cast for 4 weeks and then I returned for a
follow up and it was still very sore and tender. I was placed in a
second cast for 3 more weeks the whole time I was not permitted to walk on
it. After the 3 weeks I went back and the cast was removed and the DR.
pretty much expected me to walk right on out of his office That didn't
happen. He did take a another set of X-rays I don't know why he didn't
see anything in the first set but who am I to say. after a week of
limping around badly I called back and he prescribed PT which I did for 3
weeks the first 2 weeks helped a lot the last week not so much it was
actually hurting it some. I haven't had any more Pt but have been doing
the exercises the therapist gave me to do. okay that's the history now
I'm still experiencing pain and discomfort in the ankle joint on the
inside of my leg almost on the top of the foot right where the Talis would
be?? It is a constant pressure feeling and from time to time a burning
sensation. I can walk okay and side to side
movement it bearable but if it twists or i am walking and change directions I
really feel it. Is it possible that something could have been missed
on an MRI some kind of tissue damage? My 3 year old keeps me busy and a few times a day watching after him and chasing after him I can really feel where the damage was/is.
 tcpuccio1 - Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:41 pm

Wow. Your injury sounds a lot like mine. I don't know what the difference is between a bone bruise and a stress fracture is but from the sounds of it neither of them showed up on an x-ray and we had to suffer through walking on an injured ankle. How much discomfort are you in? Mine comes and goes. It gets worse as the day goes on at work it gets worse it's like the movie ground hog day every day is the same I am not progressing at all in the healing. Hope you are feeling better :)

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