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Ankle or Knee or Hip

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 1, 2007
  • 02:42 PM

I had a sports injury about 3 years ago where my ankle took a serious inversion. After numerous xrays, I was told that nothing was wrong and that I should rest, keep the leg raised and ice it. The bruising totally disappeared but the swelling on the outer side of the ankle remained. I had several batches of physio.
I recently ended up getting an MRI scan which revealed some tearing of the Anterior Talofibular Ligament and resulted in reconstructive surgery.
If I try to do a balance squat on the problem foot, my knee goes inward and my hip goes outward in order to maintain balance. I also feel that when I land on my foot that all the preasure is on the outer side of the foot and ankle. In other words - everything feels exactly the same as before the surgery.
When I told the specialist, I was told that physio will sort this out. When I told the physio, they said that it might be something I was born with - bow leg. I have never had any of these symptoms before the accident - and I am wondering if somehow muscles have overcompensated in some areas resulting in this condition.
Any information would be greatfull!!!

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