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  • Posted By: ankle-itis
  • February 23, 2011
  • 09:56 PM

i am a sensitive pain on the right ankle specifically between the heel and the lower calf making it diffcult, but not impossible to walk with

i make it difficult to get a full step off the foot, which makes for gingerly limping walk; i can go upstairs fine - downstairs not so great

i happened 4 days ago and just now showing signs of bruising around the ankle bone area, inasmuch swelling and pain was immediate after showing up

i was result of a snowboarding incident; while sliding to a stop from a high speed there was a rock 1-2 inches under snow that smacked the bottom of the snowboard while feet were strained on a toe edge

i was checked out at the ER a few days ago where i passed the Achilles Rupture test - the one where i was to resist pressure that was put on the inside/outside and bottom/top of the foot

i was told that i am not an Achilles Rupture but more likely a ligament tear

i was never administrated the Thompson's Test, which makes me skeptical of what i might be

i was given anti-inflammatory medicine (800 mg ibuprofen) and was referred to the RICE technique with cycles of warm compressions

i am apart of a body that walks and stands daily and therefore will be doing a fair deal of weight-bearing, considering my routine

i make it almost impossible (at this point) to stand on toes with, however seem to be improving little by little as time goes on

what am i?

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  • Hi, I am a physical therapist. I would say that it is possible that although you didn't rupture your Achilles you could have a significant strain/stretch of the tendon. Definitely use the ice, apply a compression wrap, and if it hurts to stand and walk you might want to consider crutches for a while. If I were you I would ask for a referral to a physical therapist who can help get things moving faster. Hope this helps. For more info on ankle injuries you can visit: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/ankle-joint-pain.html Good luck. ~JTrempe PT, ATC
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    • February 26, 2011
    • 08:50 PM
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