I have sprained my left ankle for years and just accepted the ocasional discomfort but two months ago I sprained it really bad. I heard the popping and my foot turned black and blue. It hurt so bad when i did it that I threw up and had to go to the ER.I went to my Dr, and he ordered a MRI/Xray. and in the mean time to go to PT.
I now have the results back but will have to wait another three weeks to be seen by the Orthopedic/ankle Dr.
The MRI said...Substantial injury of the lateral collateral ligament. The fibulocalcaneal ligament is markedly thickened and irregular, with at least partial disconuity. A balled up appearance of the ligament near the calcaneus suggests that this is in fact probably a complete or near complete tear. Also my ATF ligament appears chronically avulsed from the anterior margin of the fibula.
Do you think I will need surgery. I have sprained my ankle 4 times since this last injury and I feel PT is not helping. I have been wearing an air cast to help.
With your kind of symptoms and MRI findings i am afraid to say that you will require surgery to help you..You have to be extremely careful about this sprained ankle and do minimum weight bearing..Meet the orthopedician soon to assess you completely and make a decision...
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