This is really something you should discuss with the doctor. From my experience, although my ankle will never be the way it was before my injury, surgery improve my situation a lot; and I am glad I did it.View Thread
I have seen a physicain to have a referral to physio for insurance purposes and have been diagnosed as a knee sprain. I don't remember any twisting motion or impact that hurt my knee. Can one person sprain their knee without feeling right away??View Thread
This post is really old but I am the one posted it originally. I ended seeing a third ortho as the second one left his practice before my follow up after the MRI.
The third ortho doc was specializing in foot and ankle and it made all the difference.
My problem was that I had a talar fracture that went undiagnosed and it resulted in cartilage damage. I underwent arthroscopy last summer to remove a cartilage flap.
I am a kickboxer and 2 months after surgery I was medically cleared to start training and 4 months after surgery I was fighting. I am now training 9 hours a week in kickboxing, tae kwon doe and jiu jit-su.
I hope you'll find a solution to your problems and don't give up.
I have had a small surface fracture to my talus (ankle bone) while rolling it and felt a crack, pain and it swelled immediately after the injury. If you rolled your ankle and kept running on it, then I would think it's quite normal that you're experience pain and stiffness especially in the morning. If I would be you I would try home treatment a little while longer unless your symptoms persist or are getting worse.View Thread
First off, I would insist on getting some imaging done if I were you. I had a fracture and I could walk and stand on it without pain but 20 months later I am still having problems with my ankle and I don't wish that to anyone. Good luckView Thread
I've had a severe ankle sprain with 2 ligaments torn 16 months ago and managed to crack a bone at the same time. So from my experience, a severe ankle sprain may take up to 3-4 months to heal.
You mentioned a popping sound, from what I learned this past year and few months; often a popping sound means that ligaments are torn and a cracking sound means that there might be a fracture. But it is NOT always true. When I had my injury, I heard a cracking sound and felt it too.
You didn't mention if you were icing it, if you aren't try it, it may help a lot with the swelling and inflammation. Wearing shoes with a good arch support may help, if you aren't.
Other than that, you may need to go back to your Doctor or Physical therapist.View Thread
My GP sent me to another Orthopedist and he has a different whole different opinion than the first othopedist. He said that all of my symptoms might be due to a bone fragment that is loose due to a chipped bone. He said that I might need an arthroscopy procedure to remove it or it might go on its own. He's sending me for an MRI to see what's going on. I had many X-rays done, bone scan and CT scan but not the MRI. The waiting list is 2-3 months for the MRI. I will know then what to do. Good news is that I won't have to wear a brace for the rest of my life.
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