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What is wrong with my ankle? When can I start dancing again

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On the 7th Feb this year i tore the anterior ligaments in my right ankle. The hospital said i would be back dancing within a month. However after this time i was still finding it hard to walk so i went to a physio who gave me some exercises. When these started strengthening the ankle and increasing its mobility i was allowed to go back to dancing. However recently my ankle has been constantly swollen and this does not seem to go down. I thought at first it was related to going back to dancing so i stopped going again but my ankle did not improve. It is now getting worse and im starting to find it hard to walk again. Do you have any suggestions as to what is wrong and/or what I should do?
Thanks for your help
Lilli


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replied June 3rd, 2006
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It seems that your ankle has not rehabilitated well. You can visit an orthopedist to establish a correct diagnosis and to seek recommendation for proper treatment. A consultation with a physiotherapist may be requested after that. Giving proper and adequate rest to the ankle is the most important therapy.
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