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Ankle Avulsion 2 Months

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 23, 2011
  • 09:21 PM

2 months ago I completely inverted my left foot at the ankle coming down from an elevated surface. It didn't hurt a lot but I had a dizzy spell directly afterward and it throbbed so I went to the doctor.

The general practitioner diagnosed a sprain but sent me for xrays. They called later that day to say I had an avulsion fracture of the lateral aspect of the talus.

I was referred to an orthopedic doctor who gave me an aircast and crutches for a week and said it would heal in a few weeks. I saw them 2 weeks after that and they said "the xrays look good." The ankle/foot however are still painful.

He recommended physical therapy, went back again 2 weeks later, the foot is still painful. All he says is "the xrays look good" and asks how much pain there is but does not offer an explanation, just acts like it should not hurt because the xray is fine.

I've been giving it time, it is now 2 months later and the foot/ankle still causes pain especially with work activity. I am very active walking, climbing, bending at work. When I get home I cannot find a comfortable position to rest my foot. The pain is in the talus area the crease where the foot and leg meets, along the left side of the foot from the ankle bone to toe and on the top of the foot near my middle toe.

It is a general sore/ache type feeling that sometimes is sharp twinges over the talus, a sharp pulling ache in the other 2 locations. It is still tender when inverted at all.

Is this just something that will eventually get better and I have to give it more time or do I need a 2nd opinion?

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