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Sorry in advance for the long post but I am really worried about my ankle.
Nine weeks ago I fell down some steps onto a patio and severly sprained my ankle. I couldn't walk on it for over two weeks and then only on tip toe. It swelled up so much I thought my foot would burst and although it has gone down it's still very swollen around the ankle joint. It has been so painful I kept going back to first A and E and then doctors. I was always told it's sprained do these exercises..walk on it etc Thing is when I walk on it it swells even more and becomes so painful even the touch of a duvet cover hurts.
My doctor finally sent me for an ultra sound which revealed two tornligaments peroneal(??) tendon longus sheath inflamed and a tear in the peroneal (not sure if that's right) brevis tendonplus fuid on the ankle.
A consultant put me in a walking cast and I am now awaiting MRI scan to further assess the damage. I have been off work for two weeks (I'm a teacher so the majority of this was in the school holidays) and the doctor has signed me off again.
The thing is I am really scared it will never get better. It still hurts so much and even in the boot i accidentally trod on one of the dogs soft toys and it hurt so much it brought tears to my eyes.
Could I have damaged it by trying to use it when they said it's a sprain use it.. ?
I don't know what to expect-surgery has been mentioned as an option. Also I feel guilty and scared about missing work but as ateacher I am on my feet all day and I couldn't cope with that.
Has anyone been in a similar position?
Saying you've sprained an ankle sounds so lame (no pun intentded) but I have never felt so disabled in my life!!
Thanks for taking the time to read this!
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