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Still pain in ankle one year after surgery

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 8, 2009
  • 02:09 AM

I had surgery on my right ankle over a year ago and it still bothers me. Something is also clicking in my foot. It hurts at times and is stiff at times as well. My knee also bothers me especially when I am standing or kneeling for some time. I injured iwhen I accidently kicked a ball over a fence and then climbed the 5 foot fence (a little over my height), and then twisted my body around to avoid my neighbor's garden and landed awkwardly in a hole. I fell and heard a huge pop. My ankle never healed as I had fractured it, also torn ligaments and damaged one of my tendons. This is why I needed surgery because it never healed properly. But it stil bothers me over one year after surgery. Could my knee may have been injured also from that twisting I did? Do you think there is still something wrong in my ankle after that surgery?

I also have clunking in my ankle every way I move it and it has been one year after surgery. I am also still feeling pain in my ankle and even my knee.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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  • Hi tgb,I would strongly recommend seeing a physiotherapist. Many people suffer ongoing pain following surgery due to inadequate rehabilitation. In particular it is very important to perform appropriate exercises to restore you ankle flexibility, strength and balance. Certainly could be possible that you injured your knee during the initial incident. A physiotherapist will be able to assess, diagnose and treat that condition as well.Good luck,PhysioAdvisor
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  • Thank you for replying. I did go to physical therapy two weeks after my ankle surgery. I had ankle surgery April 8, 2008 and I was in therapy for about 4 or 5 months. So I don't know if I should go for more therapy. I did go see the doctor; not my ankle surgeon, but the physicians assistant and he thought it could be inflammation and he said it is normal to have that over a year after surgery. So he gave me a cortisone injection in my ankle. However, I got that injection over three weeks ago and the injection site got bigger and discolored, and there is bruising around it and bruising to the right of it, and is also still painful. Is this normal? Should I be concerned? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.Cassie
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  • Any thoughts as to why I am still feeling pain in my ankle over a year after surgery? I did go to therapy after my surgery for about 5 months. Cassie
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  • What kind of pain are you getting? Niki
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  • Hi tgb,The body follows a set of rules by nature. The ankle and the ligaments are all related to the liver and its function. Any kind of swelling is related to the liver, as it is known as the master chemist of the body. Its function is to control all the chemistry in the body, including the ankle and ligaments.I have included some information from the Homeopathic Materia Medica for your review on a remedy, Ruta Graveolens. Take 3 pellets 30C (not X) per day, before bed after cleaning your teeth. No food afterwards, until morning. Take for 10 days then stop and go to Calc Fluor. General;Acts upon the periosteum and cartilages, eyes and uterus. Complaints from straining FLEXOR TENDONS especially. Tendency to the formation of deposits in the periosteum, tendons, and about joints, especially extremities of the wrist and ankles. Over strain of ocular muscles. All parts of the body are painful, AS IF BRUISED. Sprains (after ARNICA). Lameness after sprains. Jaundice. FEELING OF INTENSE LASSITUDE, WEAKNESS AND DESPAIR. Injured "bruised" bones.Also you can use Calc Fluor, which is a cell salt. This is a natural salt within the body, which often is in diminished capacity to function in the liver to control the flexibility of the ligaments which allow the (in this case) the ankle to take the pounding of daily movements from min to max ability. In your case max. I have also included some information regarding the uses of Calc Fluor. Take 30x 3 pellets at a time four hours for thirty days. Then take 6x for 60 days, 6 pellets every eight hours in warm water and drink slowly. No food or drink 15 mins before or after.A disturbance in the balance of Calc. fluor. or Calcium Fluoride in any of the body tissues, can cause a chronically relaxed condition of any of the associated tissues. If the elastic fibers of of any portion of the vessels of the connective tissues or lymphatic system have arrived at such a state of relaxation, it is thought that the osmotic transfer of body fluid can be interrupted and that fluids will accumulate in these cellular tissues. It is also known that when the elastic fibers of the blood vessels are disturbed by an imbalance of the molecules of Calc. Fluor. or Calcium Fluoride, enlargements of blood vessels can take place.As you can now see, the liver (see related, Jaundice, a major liver disorder) is the main function of your problem. These teo remedies that I have included will help you restore the natural function of your ankle. In TCM, the liver is associated with the elasticity of fibers the the connective tissues (not the tissues themselves) and lymphatic system and is emptied into the eyes. There is much more to the liver and its function that allopathic medicine has still to understand. FYI, the Chinese (TCM) have understood the workings of the liver for thousands of years. Many cultures have a greater understanding of the liver than allopathia (Modern Western Medicine).Regards,Skyhighnemo.PS, Read my other posts for more information on natural remedies.And remember, Nature ALWAYS wins.
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  • Thank you for replying. I have an achy, dull pain. The type of surgery I had had was Arthroscopic and a Brostrum repair on my ankle. I had this surgery over a year ago. Is it possible that something could have came undone from the surgery? Cassie
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  • You may need more physiotherapy. I tore ligaments but didn't have surgery and I'm still in pain, over a year later. Are you wearing any sort of ankle support?
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  • Thank you for replying. I do wear an ankle support (ace bandage) during the day. I had Arthroscopic ankle surgery and a Brostrum repair on April 2008. I have gone to therapy as well for four to six months and I was done in October 2008. I am having alot of pain and this is July 2009. Before my ankle surgery, I injured my ankle with a fracture, torn ligaments, and damaged my tendon. I still have clunking too, but the clunking is not painful. Why is my ankle bothering me over a year after surgery? Is it normal though to still have pain in my ankle over a year after surgery? My ankle is swollen on the right side of it, where that bony ***b is and that is one of many places he went in during surgery. Cassie
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