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I have had weak ankles for several years, but about a year ago I went over on my Left ankle whilst on holiday in Jordan. Amazingly there were TWO physiotherapists from UK on hoiday in the same hotel and they agreed there was no break, so between them they strapped it up and I continued with my holiday. I could hardly hobble and spent fortune on taxis but thats a side issue.
My sprained ankle has done well and is almost pain free but the other one swelled up and is now so painful I can hardly bear to put weight on it (carrying a bag of shopping on that side is agony). The ankle with the sprain is not up to much and soon swells too so that I can'r decide which foot hurts least!
My GP says - arthritis, wear sensible flat shoes and take gentle walks. This is not possible, for the pain.
I've had no xrays, no scans, just anti inflamatories.
Do I have a 'right' to ask for a scan, will the uk NHS supply this or will I have to go privatly? I can't continue like this with both ankles out of commission.
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