Ankle Tendonitis

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I've got, I think ankle tendonitis, had it about 4 months, can't walk for more than 20 minutes without really bad pain, decided to go shopping with my wife on Friday for about 2 hours as I was so sick of been stuck in the house but boy did I regret it, the next day I found it very difficult to walk down stairs without great pain and it has lasted for the last two days, I've been given exercises to do and I bought two ice packs, I do do the exercises and use the ice packs but perhaps not as often as I should, it would really boost me up if someone could tell me that he/she has had the same problem and that the exercises and ice packs eventually did the trick because at present I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. Please someone give me hope.  Thank you, James Dixon 

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    Have you been sent for a scan yet to identify exactly what is wrong with your ankle? I only ask because I had much the same problem. I was advised to do ice and to do exercises and none of these things made any difference.

    I paid for an MRI in the end and found that I actually had a ganglion cyst. I am not saying that this is the case with you, but tendonitis doesn't tend to last that long.

    I was told they only consider it tendonitis for the first 6-8 weeks and after that, it is considered tendinopathy.

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      Hi Jane, thanks for your reply, no, I have not had a scan but tomorrow I'm definately going to see the doc and ask if I can have a scan to verify what the hell it is because it really is depressing me, I feel so useless. I'll have a look at tendonopathy, thanks again. James
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    Hey mate, sorry to hear about your problems. It depends how active you are i guess with what you want/wish to do on a daily basis. Hope this doesnt sound patronising but you have an inflammed tendon. What is your vitamin intake per day? could you add in anti inflammatory vitamens? i think garlic and zinc (but look it up). i have just had an operation after rupturing mine and read a lot of people who have surgery from ur condition eventually. go see a top physio and see if you get any results. RICE etc only addresses symptoms, but doesnt diagnose why your tendon is inflammed. hope this helps
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      Hi James, thanks for your reply, because of my age I'm not as active as I used to be but I like walking and now I can't even do that, I'm going to see the doc tomorrow and see what he has to say, I'll keep you both posted.  James
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