Hi, I am a sixteen year old who plays lacrosse. Last year exactly one year ago I sprained both ankles at a tournament. I was incredibly determined to impress my highschool coach though, so I sucked it up took some Advil and kept playing through it. I got X-Rayed and it came back clean. It got to the point where I was limping from class to class for weeks because it hurt to walk. I woke up in the middle of the night crying because of how bad my legs hurt. Please note that the pain has spread to the inner calves of both legs, from ankle to a few inches below the knee. I was told to go to physical therapy, so I did. It helped in getting swelling down but not the pain. I have stopped going to physical therapy about 8 month so ago. Whenever I ran, I always wore ankle braces to reduce the pain. I took a long break for about a month, yet still the pain is still there when I run. It has come to the point where my everyday life is being compromised by the pain. RICE seems to be only doing so much (Also it is not growing pains OR shin splints) Thank you!!!!!
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