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?So, after 35 years of intermittent ankle pain after a bad ligament sprain and the promise of arthritis in later years. I reached 50 and had the worse painful experience in my ankle ever. After visting A&E I was told my cartlidge is shot and the arthritis is agressive. I was referred for a steroid injection in the ankle which I had, but 3 weeks later after a gentle (honest) swim, my ankle swelled up again and I was back to my usual pain - not the one off horrenhous one, but the usual pain and limp for a few days. After going back to the consultant, he has told me that ankle fusion is the only way to remedy the problem whilst still being able to swim, cycle and play golf. He doesnt reccomend it until the pain becomes unbearable.
?Can anybody relate to this ? and if so, what did you do ? I am a bit torn to say the least, particularly as my kids are still young enough for me to want to run / play with.
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