badly sprained ankle in pain after almost 2 years help!

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I've badly sprained my ankle playing basketball in April of 2014. When I drove to the basket I stepped on someone's foot and it gave out completely and I went to the ground yelling in agony. It's jan of 2016 today and I can run on it and jump but when I bend it too far while flat footed (ex: doing squats) it hurts bad around the ankle and can only bend a little. I have rested it alot over the time and did some pt and stretches at home but nothing seems to be working. ... I don't know what the problem could be and was wondering if anyone knew? Thanks!

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    Did you have an X-ray on your ankle? I'm recovering after very bad breaks which required plates and screws.However many years ago I did a solo parachute jump and badly sprained my ankle and I couldn't walk on it for a week. I was back fully recovered after two weeks with no trouble at all over the years. I would have it xrayed and see what the doctor thinks. I do hope you find your answer soon. It sounds to me that you may have broken a bone which wasn't out of place. I'm not a doctor and I'm only giving my opinion.

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      They did an xray and it doesnt show much except a white dot in my ankle which he said signified that I suffered a serious sprain in the past. I'm planning on talking to an actual orthopedic doctor next week so hopefully he'll get some answers for me
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      That's a smart move. When dealing with these type of incidents, you should always seek few specialist diagnosis. Don't ever settle with the result you do like.

      You could have suffered some type of trauma (base on your, explained, pain). Some injuries will not be visible via X-rays, and are needed Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). 

      I am sure, once you go to the specialist (Orthopedic), and you explain him the issue, he will like to get some MRI. If he does not, try to convince him to get some.

      If you did have trauma and is not stop corrected soon; you could face a more serious issue (in the future). Not trying to scare you, but is better to be safe than sorry.

      I wish you good luck and hopefully is nothing.

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    I fell out of my dads big rig when he drove truck in 2009. I had issues every day and had to "wake" my foot up every morning. I'd get out of bed and fall flat on my face. My mom took my to the dr and they did a X-ray and said I severely sprained it. In 2014 i had still been having issues. My ankle would swell after being on it for less than 2 hours, and it would hurt the rest of the day. I ended up need surgery because my peroneal tendon was popping out when I walked. I had surgery in 2014, and then another surgery on the same ankle because it's still unstable and swelling and painful and other issues in 2015 now in 2016 my dr says I'll be having another ankle surgery by March to fix the issue cuz the surgeries didn't entirely fix the issues or failed completely. 7 years of pain and I'm so done sad

    Please make sure to take control of your health, especially with this sort of thing, it's not fun and is no joke. Your ankles do so much for you. Hope all goes well! Keep us updated smile

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    Hello! In 2011 I had a severe ankle sprain that was a tearing of the ligament almost all the way through. That was almost 5 years ago and I'm still in pain every day. I've seen an orthopedic doctor and he said that's just how my ankle will be. I'm turning 20 in a few days, spending life from 15 (how old I was when it happened) onwards with ankle pain does not sound fun so I'm also wondering if there's something I can do. I have an ankle brace that I wear when it's really bad. My ankle gets suuuper sore from driving. I hope everything works out for you! smile 
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      Hello, and sorry to hear you are going thru some tough times. I am sorry if I do invade your comment; since I understand that it is austaball post.

      I don't really know why your specialist stated that your current condition is how it will remain for the rest of your life. There must be much more into it than what was explained.

      Had you considered the option of reconstruction? (if it were possible [as stated there must be a reason for your specialist to give such extreme diagnose]).

      Reconstruction of ligaments is not that uncommon on today's "era". The "deal with the injury" concept is long gone on many aspects of trauma are gone for good, and ligament tearing is one of them.

      You should consider talking to a new specialist, and find out what options he could propose.

      Like I told to austaball: Don't ever settle with the diagnosis that you like; In this case: don't settle without a fight.


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