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On Thursday December 29th I went to a rheumatologist in Peoria IL for my ankle injury. I will explain it again before explaining the diagnosis I was given and my confusion.
I injuried my right ankle in January and I believe it was the 26th in 2015. That was a monday and I went to the doctors on a Friday because I was still in a lot of pain. The doctor said I had a sever sprain. I thought he was wrong because my foot was severly swollen and would get discolored. I wore an ankle boot for one week and then went back to swiming which was where I injuried it.
Skip to about 6 months later. Well it was the end of August in 2015. I was still in a lot of pain from my injury in january. I had an MRI on my ankle and that revealed swelling in two of my major tendons but the swelling was very minor. I also had a pulled muscle. I wore a ankle boot for 6 weeks and then wore an ankle brace and did physical thearpy. I was doing better and it did not hurt that much.
Then the pain increased a lot. The pain worsened quickly and I wore the ankle brace again because my foot was not that supportive. In about May of this year I had another MRI. We did the MRI after trying to do a quartazone injection into my ankle.
The MRI showed nothing of worry and my ankle looked fine. It puzzeld my doctor who then recomended us to one of the best ankle orthopedic surgeons in Iowa (which is where I used to live). He regreted to say that he could not find anything.
We moved to Illinois just so you know why I went to another orthopedic doctor.
Skip to October this year I was still in a lot of pain that was increasing. I got sent to another orthopedic doctor. This one heard my story and decided he did not want to really deal with my case. HE was going to refer me to another doctor but we already had an appointment with the rheumatologist.
Now we are in present time. We went to the rheumatologist and he checked my ankle. He has diagnosed my ankle issue as a sever case of tendonitis. He wants me to do water thearpy in my tub and see him in two months. They took blood to test for any sort of rumatory arthuritis.
My confussion with his diagnosis is that I had the swelling in my tendons but it was completly healed a year ago. We are approaching two years with this injury and he thinks that the only problem this whole time was tendonitis. Yes that may be the problem but looking back I belive their might be more to the problem. I am only 15 and since I was 13 I have been dealing with this. If anyone has any sort of ideas I really could use them.
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