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torn ankle ligaments.
lacey1991 posted:
I sprained my ankle 5 months ago when out jogging. I waited to be reffered to phyio and after 3 months have started to receive it. I am alway's going over on my ankle and have spent many days in the house as I can not put weight on it sometimes. I am a dancer and have had to take time off work. The physio has said I need surgery, would anybody recommend it or should I carry on with the physio?
Anon_22455 responded:
If I understand your post correctly, you've been doing physio for 2 months and your injury doesn't improve. If that's the case you need to follow up with an orthopedic surgeon, They will determine if you need surgery or not and what surgery (i.e: ligament reconstruction, arthroscopic debridement, etc.) you need. Then you will decide to do it or not. How can your physiotherapist say that you need surgery? It's not their expertize.

In my experience, I have torn 2 ligaments and had a talar fracture at the same, it caused a lot of damage in my sub-talar joint. I've had an arthroscopic debridement.My orthopedic surgeon told me beforehand that my ankle will never back the way it was before my injury. But I can tell you it's a lot better than before surgery. So, to me it was worth it.
lacey1991 replied to Anon_22455's response:
That's what I thought about the physiotherapist. I'm going to see a specialist on the 24th of this month. My doctor has gave me tramodol and other painkillers but they don't help with the pain, if anything it is worse now then when I first went over on it as over the last few days I can not put weight on my ankle.
How long did your ankle take to heal after surgery and may seem like a daft question but did it hurt?
Anon_22455 replied to lacey1991's response:
I took about 2 months to get the OK from my surgeon to get back to martial arts, 2 months after that I was back competing.
Of course the surgery hurts; I had two knee arthroscopy before the ankle and the ankle definitely hurt more the first few days after surgery. But I was also walking on it. I had to keep up with painkillers, for about a week. After that, it wasn't too bad.

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