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About two years ago I had an avulsion fracture of the Lateral Malleolus. I was out walking my dog and rolled my ankle going down a steep enbankment, I heard a cracking noise followed by alot of pain immediately and was unable to walk on that foot. I managed to get back to my house, the swelling on my foot was pretty bad so I decided to go and get it checked out in A&E
After an X-Ray I was told that I had an avulsion at the tip of the bone, I was put in an aircast boot, given a basic advice sheet and told I would need follow up appointments to check on the healing. However later I was told I didn't need follow up appointments and just came out of the boot when it felt right. The problem is it never was and never has been right since, I always get ankle pain (usually a dull pain if sat still) to sometimes much sharper pain when walking, ankle weakness, constantly spraining for no reason and get pain all over the foot (currently have pain on the left and right side of my foot).
I decided to leave it, the Doctor told me a couple of times it would just get better but I think two years is long enough to wait. I had another X-ray a few days ago, while I expect it to be normal I wonder what other things (as a result of the avulsion) could be causing this constant pain and instability. It is also worth noting that I had torn ligaments in my foot during the injury completly rupturing the achillies tendon.
How can such a small, non serious injury be causing me issues 2 years down the road? Before the injury I was exercising alot, mountain hiking / climbing etc but now I cant do most of what I enjoyed before without getting a debilitating ankle sprain.
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