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ANKLE Problems

By July 25, 2011 - 9:05pm
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I am 24 years old and when I was 16 I broke my ankle really bad in soccer. I had pins and plates put in and then 7 months later I had them taken out becuase I broke the pin holding my tibia and fibula to my ankle. I then had a bone gra and then I had a dead nerve taken out. I am still hurting severly and I have lived with this pain and arthritis since I was 18. My ankle is deformned and the inside of my ankle is starting to feel like its going to break in half. The skin is stretched to its max. I need help. I went to a doctor near where I live and he just said "oh it arthritis and do you want a brace." I already have about 10 of them and I do heat therapy on it. Do you think I should go back to my original surgen to see what he thinks?

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Yeah he took a xray but didn't really look at it beacuse I also was shceduled to have my left knee worked on beause I had torn my meniscus. I told him that my ankle hurt worse then my knee but did not seem to care.I will keep everyone posted.

July 26, 2011 - 6:23pm

Hi Nfrazer,

I'm so sorry you've had to endure such pain. Did the doctor that you saw recently perform an xray of your ankle before saying it was arthritis?

I would definitely recommend a second opinion and if you can get a hold of your surgeon, even better. As for now, keep the brace on and schedule that appointment as soon as possible.

Please keep us posted,


July 26, 2011 - 7:14am
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