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Landed over on my ankle falling off a foot and a half drop. Ankle and lower leg swoll up like my foot had swallowed a melon. Could not weightbare on it due to pain. Had crutches from a previous injury which Im thankful I still had as the pain was unbearable to put foot to ground..went to hosp and doctor barely looked at it, got an xray and he diagnosed a sprain,he said no breaks. I asked was there possible lig damage, he relied no. 2 days later the bruising started and swelling still bad and pain was a 10 going up my leg into my knee so went to a different hosp for 2nd opinion. They gave me a boot to wear and an appt. to return in a week for a scan as they said small breaks or torn ligs will not show up in a xray due to the swelling. Cue a week later and no scan, told to return in 3 wks. Given foot exercises to do and the 2 doctors yhat looked at it have still not gave me a diagnosis however the physio suggested it was a bad sprain with lig damage due to the limited movement of my foot and pain I was having.
Cue 3 wks later. Doc looked at it. Bare in mind Im still in pain and ankle is still swollen. He sends me for an xray which shows nothing. Still no diagnosis from him. He told me to return in 2 wks for (that) scan if pain had not subsided. Seen the same physio who gave me more exercises. I kept a photo diary over a few wks which I showed him. He said it was definately a bad sprain and torn lig damage judging by the swelling and bruising. Like a rainbow sock lol.
Told to stop wearing the boot. As off last week Ive not wore it but the pain is getting worse and started going back up my leg again especially my calf muscle at the back of my knee. Painkillers arent doing anything. Starting to worry incase of DVT so keeping an eye on it but Ive still a week to go until my next appt. Has anyone had similar experiences? Apologies for the long rant. Seriously considering going to a&e over this pain
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