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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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Hey guys. 

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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    this s**t ankle injuries never heal totally. once you broke one of your ankle bone (fibula, tibia, talus) even it is aligned and healed in a cast you will be in pain and discomfort for rest of your life. it will never be as before. I don't know why ankle bones not heal fully. We don't know what happens to us thats why be careful, one little stupid movement may cause long time trouble.

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    Yep. Thing hurts like he'll. Bimolllear fracture. Or if surgery. 5months out . All kinds of crazy sensations in foot. Complex regional pain.

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  • Posted

    Neither of your comments are at all helpful. 
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      Get on Facebook. Look up sight on ankle fractures broken legs. Someone will be able to help you. My comment was just frustration of this horrible situation I'm in now. Hope this helpful.

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      I don't care about the frustration your in, I was looking for advice, please don't post on my threads again smile  

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    It's well.

    I had accident last December and fracture my fibula and my cast was removed in February. though I walk now, my ankle joint bigger than the other one and very hard at the same time. What can I apply?

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