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Hello, I have an injury at my right foot in the area under my ankle.
It happened 5 years ago, I overstepped it where my foot was sloping (as spinning 45° to the right around a back-front spin passing through the foot from ankle to fingers), it didn't hurt that much, but prevented me from running or similar activities, and took me at that time about 2.5 years to heal, though the doctor said it was a simple tissues rupture and with some rest it would take a short time to heal.
2.5 years ago, I returned somehow to normal activities, and the pain disappeared.
5 months ago, I walked on a 20 km hiking, during the hiking, I jumped hardly and contacted the ground using this right foot, I didn't feel any pain at that time, and continued walking without any problems. Two days after that, it started to hurt me. The pain was annoying, but not so hard. I saw a doctor and he prescribed some Voltarin gel and painkillers, and said it would take a couple of weeks to heal naturally.
Now, 5 months have passed since the injury came back, I have tried always to be careful of it and not put too much pressure on it, however, it is still not fine. The pain is not continuous, it happens when I walk or put foot in specific positions, and it is light and somehow spreading over the area under the ankle rather than a specific point. Each time it gets a bit better, I either walk for a long distance (1 ~ 3 km), or dance hard, and the pain gets back though I stopped long walking and running.
A few days ago I went to a specialized sports doctor, I did an MRI scan, it showed that the area is OK and there were no problems, doctor said again that it is a simple tissues problem, and time will heal it.
The understand that there is no magic stick to heal it, but I am really curious about that, if it is a simple injury, why does it take that time? Do I have to stop sports again for another couple of years? How do athletes heal after very hard injuries!
So, please, if you can suggest me any tips, like foods, medicine, sports, physical therapy or any other instructions that may help making the cure process faster, because doctors gave me nothing!
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