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This might be quite long so please bear with me.
Four years ago I sprained my ankle playing football (soccer) from a slide tackle to my lateral malleolus. It immediately hurt severely with an unbearable pain and I was out for around 30 minutes before I could walk myself home. After getting home I went for an X-ray scan to which showed no broken bones and therefore was told to rest for 2 weeks. But as soon as the pain subsided (4-5 days) I began running and playing as I was addicted to the sport. I didn't know this being so young that I was further damaging my ankle however. It got to a point where I had to completely stop all sporting activities forever.
Now worried I managed to get my GP to refer me to a hospital for orthopaedic diagnosis and treatment. At this point I was beginning to establish that my ankle hurt If I stood or walked for a while so it was progressively getting worse. At the hospital I have had all kinds of treatment; CTI, MRI, Foot orthopaedics, Steroid injections (2-3) to which all came back negative and the doctors baffled to what is going on. But I believe the Steroids worsened my condition to a new level as I had a white patch around the area of the injection for a while and the physiotherapy I was doing at home did not work to strengthen my ankle anymore. It was now in reverse; If I do any type of physio my pain triples.
So the hospital discharged me and my GP has told me that I exhausted all current medical treatment.
My life just turned for the worst & depression kicked in to which I could never in a million years believe that it would turn out like this. I work in retail/ on feet jobs and can't get sit down work as hard as I may try.
Currently my LEFT ankle started to hurt and feel like exactly like my right ankle. This is the most puzzling situation I am in guys. I am now currently in excruciating pain as soon as I pass 20 minutes standing and I work 8hr days so you can imagine what that is like. As far as family support goes I do not bother as they all think this is nothing/minor and I lost hope trying to explain so I keep it all to my self.
I am now considering suicide because that is the only thing that might work.
Thanks for reading; I appreciate it.
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