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Sports Ankle Injury
srlmom posted:
So, I was playing soccer 3 weeks ago and got kicked on the inside of my right ankle really hard. I continued to play through the rest of the game. When I got home, I took off my shin guards (with the stirrup ankle guards) and the ankle bandage I wear for support reasons and it started swelling and was already bruised. I saw my doctor three days later and he said that because I could stand on it and put weight on it that I was fine. It was bruised and would heal with time. No x-rays were done. I have been doing my normal routines including playing soccer, but am concerned because my ankle is still bruised and is VERY tender to touch in that area - 3 weeks later. If it is bumped too hard I would give it an 8 on a pain scale of 1-10. General walking and exercise is uncomfortable but definitely tolerable.
Is this normal? Is it really just a bruise and I am okay, or could there be an underlying issue there that I will regret not taking care of as I continue to get older? I am not typically the complaining kind when it comes to this kind of stuff, but I am concerned that this is still lingering after 3 weeks. Should I seek a second oinion or wait it out some more?
jusim81 responded:
First off, I would insist on getting some imaging done if I were you. I had a fracture and I could walk and stand on it without pain but 20 months later I am still having problems with my ankle and I don't wish that to anyone. Good luck

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