Swollen Ankle out of nowhere

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Hey guys wondering if you could help me.

6 years ago whilst playing football i went over on my right ankle sole inwards with all my weight whilst running. I literally thought id broken my ankle. Instantly my ankle blew up and i had to use scissors to aid in getting my boot off.

I realised i had probably just badly sprained it. By the next day the right side of my leg/foot was black and blue right from my little toe all the way up to my knee. Shocked me to say the least and it hurt like hell.. I had sprained my left ankle previously and it healed so i stupidly decided to let this do that same purely as i was going to america for 3 weeks the next day. Anyways it healed but have always had a dull ache in the right side of the ankle. Whenever i run i feel its uncomfortable and almost loose with movement one way and tight with movement the other, In the last 2 days it has swollen up bang in that area and i can feel the tendons, with each left to right movement of my foot the tendons seem to crack past each other. Its also painfull to apply any preasure on the surface. Any input into what route i should go down would be much apreciated.

Yes im an idiot for not getting it treated when i first done it but thats done now and i probably will have to live with this issue.

Many thanks in advance people



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    You need to see an orthopedic doctor to diagnose your foot issue. Without the right knowledge, how can you heal properly? You are just guessing.

    I injured my tendon from a running injury. I let it go too long and had to have surgery. Not fun! Knowledge is power. See a doc!!! I don't want you ending up in my shoes.... or should I say my shoe and walking boot. I am sure you know to rest your foot, elevate and use compression stockings. Plus ice. Good luck and keep us posted.

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    I think you need to see an orthopedic doctor (as said above). 

    You probably have to have an MRI.

    I know it might cost you some money but it is well spent money. 

    I've spent a lot more now to deal with my broken leg after surgery (costumized insoles, changed all of my shoes, gave away my high heel shoes and tight boots- not to mention knee scooter, creams etc) but I would pay 10 times more before the accident just to avoid it.

    So, avoid a bad outcome by taking action now.


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    Thanks for your quick responses. Sitting in docs now. Will update you soon

    Many thanks


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