Burning In my Ankle after 3 years. Is this normal?

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I broke both sides of my right ankle 3 years ago. It still burns so bad that I can't sleep at night. I opted out of surgery and let it fuse back together on it's own. My doctor said it fused back together, but I still have so much pain. 

Does anyone else have bad burning?

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    Hi Vickie, 

    I think regardless of what injury you will always have some sort of pain.  Especially in the ankle.  Sometimes an MRI is the best way to go to see any other injury. But I guess that is up to you and your specialist. 

    Best of luck to you!


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    Hi. I broke my ankle with dislocation  nearly 3 years ago too. It was a mess. I had 2 plates with screws and 2 long screws inner ankle bone. Could walk again post op 5 months. I still have burning pains and other pains in my ankle. I thought the burning was through the metal which I can't have removed. The burning goes up from my metal plates. I would get your ankle xrayed and see what the doctor thinks and go from there. Good luck.

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    Hello Vickie,

    Fortunately I escaped the wrath of chronic pain when I was recovering from an ankle fracture. So I can't relate directly to what you are going through but it is not hard to imagine your difficulties.

    They say that shooting or burning symptoms can be signs of neuropathic pain syndrome. This can be caused by a number of things but in your case I would guess your ankle injury involved some hefty nerve damage around the ankle.

    Conventional treatment for neuropathic pain is dismal, with reliance on powerful pain killer meds that can have serious side effects.

    Hopefully, your condition will improve as time goes by and you do everything possible to get to a stable health condition for your ankle (including a clean nourishing diet-- no junk). Possibly an aggressive but appropriate ankle rehab physiotherapy regimen might help as well.

    Best wishes.


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