Still have chronic ankle pain and getting worse. What should I do to help this mysterious injury

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My ankle has only got worse since I last posted. I could use some more advice. I have hope each day it will get better but by now I don't think it will ever get better and I am about to start my first year of high school and I can't excersize to get my weight down. Someone I need advice.

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    Can you remind us about your ankle history?
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      Yes. My ankle has been hurting ever since a severe sprain in January 2015. The ankle never got better I had my first MRI and was put into a boot because I had swelling in my tendons. Well after that I got put in a brace and had physical thearpy. It did not heal so I had another MRI and nothing came up. Then I had blood drawn to check for a medical disease and had a steriod shot, Nothing happened and their was no improvement. Then we went to one of the best specialists and he said that he could not see what was wrong. Now I am here with still chronic ankle pain that is getting worse everyday. 
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    I remember you. Sorry to hear of your continuing bad luck with finding out what is making your foot sore.

    Please go to a counselor to help you cope. Its too hard on your own.

    Ask for a dietician at the hospital to help with healthy food options and assist with ideas with weight loss.

    Find something that makes you happy, eg. Music, reading, PS3 or PS4? Watch a funny movie.

    Use the happy things to distract you from your foot. You need to try and create a time when it's not in your thoughts every second of your life.

    Fresh air and sunshine are important.

    Keep looking for an answer.

    Try the following:-

    *Try a Naturopath , one who has alternative remedies . Sometimes you can get a normal Dr who is also a Naturopath.

    *Ask to see a Osteopath, who can look for other causes in bones, and muscles.

    *Try a new physio and Dr. Keep going until you get answers.

    #(*(*)#

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      Thank you. Me and my mom are trying our best. I am a full believer in the lord and right now I try to believe this is for a good reason but recently I have struggled a lot with my faith because of how much this is affecting my life and how God has not helped me. I listen to music and watch youtube plus I love ot write. I have been writing alot since the injury. Thank you for your support.
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    I found an article that may be helpful for you. Look up ( The Ankle Sprain That Won’t Get Better

    By: George E. Quill, Jr., M.D. Louisville ) . You may need surgery to fix this . Is this your first ankle sprain or a recurring situation? A year and a half seems too long to have this pain.

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      I have had sprians before the one that caused this but I had not hurt it for a long time. 
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    That way be part of the issue. Take a look at the article online.
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      I will. Just alot of stuff online we have already looked for. My orthopedic ankle surgeon that we last went to said that my ankle looks very healthy with no damage to any joints muscles or bones. So their is not that much we can do. Thanks. 
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    It's a ligament issue( my guess) . Get a MRI scan and ask for the specialist who has knowledge of this fault . I've had a operation to repair the ATFL ( reconstructed ligament )

    I sprained the faulty ankle which finally cracked whilst running

    Check websites

    for the medical procedure .

    Good luck !

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      I have  already had two MRI's and their is no ligament damage and never has been. I have one of the best Mri's the doctors have seen for some reason and the bones in my ankle are not exactly like they should be but that is not the sorce of my pain. 

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      Maybe an ankle specialist? Sounds like you need to try to find one of the best in your location. Soudns like something is definitely not right this far out. 
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      We went to the best orthopedic surgon and nothing showed up. WE are just trying so much and have already tried all of the basicks and some of the non basics. 
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    Hi

    just wondering if ankle healed. Are you still in a lot of pain

    and did the doctor suggest any pain killers or injections

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      My ankle is not healed. I am still in a lot of pain and my ankle is worsening. I am on crutches constantly. The doctors just gave me some pain and anti inflamatory medicine and I go to a ortohpedic doctor again on friday.
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      I don't know what it could be we are trying things over at this point. I hope I get answers soon I want to be a normal kid. 

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