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Burning ankle pain with bump

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 16, 2007
  • 10:23 PM

A few years ago I stepped off a step wrong and hurt my ankle. I iced it, and everything, but when it was still swollen and sore a few days later I went and had it x-rayed. I was told it was not broken. While in the exam room I noticed a bump directly under my ankle bone. I pointed it out to the doctor and she told me that I probably always had that and just did not notice it. I was 25 at the time, I think I would have noticed a bump that sticks out almost as far as my ankle (especially since I have bony ankles). I was give an air cast and sent on my way.
Now whenever I am on my feet for too long, or like the other day I ran 5.25 miles on an eliptical machine, my ankle will swell and this bump will stick out more. It usually goes down in 12-24 hours with or without ice. This time is not going down even though I have been icing it for two days as much as I can. The pain is a pretty intense burning pain that is not starting up the outside of my calf muscle. I do not want to go to the ER to get it checked out if there is going to be nothing they can do about it. I have insurance, but it is not all that great.

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  • What a thing for the doctor to say. I think you should get your ankle checked out again there are some types of nasty fractures that standard x-rays don't show up, a lateral process fracture of the talus is one you might want to Google it to see if it fits your problem. Is the bump underneath the bottom of your fibula if so this could be your problem. CT scans will show any type of fracture but i don't know how to get your doctor or the ER to do the scans. doctors are supposed to look after your heath not make it hard for you to get the care you need.
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  • What a thing for the doctor to say. I think you should get your ankle checked out again there are some types of nasty fractures that standard x-rays don't show up, a lateral process fracture of the talus is one you might want to Google it to see if it fits your problem. Is the bump underneath the bottom of your fibula if so this could be your problem. CT scans will show any type of fracture but i don't know how to get your doctor or the ER to do the scans. doctors are supposed to look after your heath not make it hard for you to get the care you need.\I had the same problem it took my docotrs at the hospital 3 diferent times/visits to finnaly determin that i did indeed have a fractrured talls bone, But there is not much they can do for you except send you to an ortho doc .. more money and all he is going to do is cast it and tell youto stay off of it for 4-6 weeks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
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    • 08:41 AM
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