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I sprained my ankle on April 6th 2017. I stepped on a vacuum hose and rolled my ankle outwards. I ended up on the floor and heard a pop as it rolled. It didn’t swell or bruise too badly and I could put a little bit of weight on it after. That night I couldn’t even sleep with a thin sheet over top of my foot or I’d start crying because of the pain. The next day I just wrapped it up and went to school, I had a lot of pain while walking but I just ignored it. The next few nights were the same as the first and a week and a half after the original sprain I played a field hockey game without a brace or anything and didn’t have too much pain. After three weeks it wasn’t improving as it should be so I went to my gp who referred me to a pt and sent me for an x-ray (which came back normal). The physio diagnosed me with a grade 2+ sprain and assumed I had injured my atfl. I worked with her for a couple months and my ankle was improving greatly and then she told me it would be okay for me to go play in a field hockey tournament. By the third game (I had only played 5-10 minutes of each game) I had a lot of pain walking so I stopped playing. After that my ankle was almost Like it was after I first hurt it. I went back to my gp and was referred to a sports medicine doctor. That doctor sent me for an ultrasound. The results of that weren’t super clear as my ankle was still swollen but they could tell I had a lot of scar tissue and had definitely at least partially torn my Atfl. He told me to just keep doing exercises and it would get better. That was at the end of August and since then I’ve gone back once because I was still in pain and he said the same thing just keep going to physio. Since then I’ve been running with a brace on and I do experience pain afterwards. I am also still very unstable on the ankle, I can’t even really hold myself up in a yoga pose, it’s been aching a lot in the cold (aching pain as well as some sharp shooting pain) and I get a lot of pain after running now. My gp has now referred me to an orthopedic surgeon but the wait is a few months. I originally only got one set of x-rays but I got another one a couple weeks ago but haven’t got the results yet. I’m hoping the surgeon will either send me for an mri or a bone scan. Has anyone had any sprains similar to this and could maybe give me some insight on what could be wrong?
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