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Torn Ligament in My foot.
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An_227331 posted:
Four months ago I step wrong and badly injured my ankle. After 3 weeks of doctors treating it as a simple sprain, I went to a specialist who told me I tore 3 ligaments. 2 X-rays were taken of my foot (one by the ER, one by the specialist), but no MRI was done. I am now in physical therapy, but am still wearing a boot on my foot "when ever I put weight on my foot" (the doctor's directions). I still have aches occur on the outside, inside and back of my foot. Most aches occur on the outside, but when either the specialist or the physical therapist goes to push on the areas, usually there isn't any pain. Today, after telling the therapist of the ache my foot was in all day yesterday just from walking across a parking lot, she did some pushing on my foot and I reacted to one spot. She told me it was scar tissue. I am at a loss of what to do. I have friends who are saying that an MRI should have been done and that there is still something wrong since I can not stand for long on my foot. Should I just sit back and trust what my doctor (a foot specialist) is telling me? or should I be insisting on something? I go out on boats and not having complete use of my foot is not an option, nor is putting up with pain for the rest of my life.
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jusim81 responded:
I sprained my ankle with 2 ligaments torn. I was told by my orthopedist that it could take up to a year for it to get more stable. It has been 8 months now, I am still wearing a brace whenever I'm on my feet and I am just starting to see improvements as far stability goes, I still have pain and swelling on days that I am more on my feet than others. From my experience I think you should leave it more time but maybe you should ask your specialist how long he thinks it would take for your injury to heal


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