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I am so desperate for advice, please!
I sprained my ankle around 18 months ago. I was walking across a road and stepped in a pothole. My foot went inwards, as in the sole of my foot was facing inwards towards my other foot. I heard what sounded/felt like a snap.
I attended A&E as my ankle became incredibly swollen and painful, every step was excruciating. I had an X-ray which confirmed there was no fracture. I was diagnosed with a soft tissue injury and told to keep trying to walk on it.
A week later, whilst still experiencing severe pain I was walking when my ankle it gave way. I went to my gp who told me to keep weight bearing and use a tubigrip/bandage to help keep it stable while my soft tissue injuries healed (so informative!).
A month later whilst going down the stairs my ankle gave way again. By ankle was in constant pain. It ached all day and burned constantly. I went to my gp again. He said to keep wearing the bandage and come back in 10 months if the ankle was still giving way and sore.
I returned again when my ankle gave way a further two times. My gp referred me for further X-rays and physio. The xrays were normal, no fracture. Physio was so painful. After every session my ankle would balloon and the burning sensation became even worse. I began getting calf cramps and twitching so bad I can do nothing but cry.
My gp has put me on zapain which is interfering with my work. He referred me to musculoskeletal expert. The expert thinks I have ruptured two ligaments and has referred me to physio and orthotics. I have no faith that any treatment will work.
I'm at my wits end. The pain is all the time and my sleep is so poor because of the burning and twitching. I feel so pathetic! I can't beleive all this from a fall in the street!
I'm thinking of going private in the hope I get better treatment? Even maybe for just a definitive diagnosis? Has anyone gone private for this kind of injury??
Sorry for babbling on so much. Any advice would be gratefully appreciated.
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