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So as my Physio comes to an end, my ankle only feel worse, what usually is the next step (for the NHS / doctors in general) to take? They did mention an MRI scan
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So a bit of back story for those who have not followed my previous threads.
Two years ago or so I rolled over my left ankle, turned out I had an avulsion fracture of the Lateral Malleolus. I was put in a boot for 6 weeks with no follow up physio, exercise and just came out of the boot when it felt right.
Ever since I have had stiffness, constant aching and pain (on a scale of 1-10 probably always at a 3 or a 4, sometimes spiking to a 7 or 8 when really bad) and had a limp. I stuck it out for two years because I didn't think there was anything to done and had quite a sedentary life style, but as of three months ago since I was walking more I had enough.
I got an x-ray done which showed the initial fracture healing though she did say ''I am not sure if the bone is aligned properly or not'' and referred me to physio. Physio seemed to think the ligaments was fine and practically seemed to ignore my symptoms and seemed to think I would be fine after THREE WEEKS of 1 legged exercises.
Well, my actual leg feels stronger for sure, but my ankle still hurts the same if not even more. I go back in a week and they have advised if physio doesn't work they will look at doing an MRI scan / going to see an ankle specialist. I am worried that surgery may be on the books, I cant afford to take time off work currently and would likely lose my job if I was off that long.
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