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So two years ago at the age of 17 I injured my right ankle playing football. I went to see my doctor who confirmed it was most likely a Grade II rupture and sent me to have phsyio.
In the following 2-3 months I had weekly physio and was given lots of exercises to do, including balancing, resistance and some frictioning. After these months I found my profession stopped and was left with an ankle I could walk on but any weight bearing lateral movement would result in discomfort.
A year later and still with the lingering dull ache in my ankle I went back to see my doctor who referred me to have a MRI scan with an orthopaedic surgeon. After the MRI the surgeon wrote this to my doctor;
"The scan showed some thickening of the anterior tibio-fibular ligament but no disruption. He had some prominent posterior talar process, with some oedema surrounding the soft tissue and retrocalceaneal bursitis"
A few weeks later after the MRI scan I had two steroid injections into the ankle where the dull ache is but they did not improve the pain, so the surgeon discharged me.
More recently (last 3-4 months) I have had some orthopaedic insoles made for me in the hope it would reduce the pain but they have not helped, I have also had some very expensive phsyio which is also getting me nowhere.
Has anyone got any advice for this problem? I am only 19 and used to play alot of sport, but since the injury have been very limited to what I can do. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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