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Unrelenting Ankle Injury/Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 16, 2011
  • 11:21 PM

So for the sake of time:

- In mid-April (4 months ago) I injured my ankle by indulging in a few too many adult beverages and deciding it would be a good idea to jump down a flight of about 10-12 stairs. I obviously landed on it wrong, and when I woke up the next morning, I couldn't put any pressure on it.

- While I probably should have gone to the hospital then and there, I had sprained my ankle before and was convinced that's all it was. I went the RICE route and it seemed to progress like a sprain; I was on crutches for 2-3 days, then I could walk very slowly, and after about a week I could walk without much of a visible limp. It was about 6+ weeks before I could run again though.

- Cut to four months later, the ***n thing is still very stiff when I wake up in the morning/go to bed, it hurts if I walk up or down stairs too fast, hurts when I run, and gets very stiff and painful after any running. Even after 4 months I still don't have the confidence to even jump more than an inch or two off the ground. "Resting" is something of a non-option for me, and I've tried using an excercise band and doing the various rehab exercise from the first time I sprained my ankle, but with little to no success.

Most of the pain in the front and inside of the ankle, occasionally resonating to the achilles, but mainly staying in the area right around the round bone on the inside of the ankle (sorry, I don't know the ankle well at all) and the big tendon in the front of the ankle.

Any help would be appreciated, I'm between jobs so I have no insurance right now and this certainly isn't life threatening, so any help or advice would be great. Thanks in advance.

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