Kara and Patty,
Hang tough you two. We all do go through this never ending pain cycle too. I don't know how we pull through, but somehow we all do. It's been very quite here in HW lately, I think everyone has been struggling to get back in to the school, work, cold weather cycle and now Halloween. You are not being ignored. I'm actually online right now because my husband took the kids trick or treating and it's been an EXTREMELY quiet night for a Halloween on a Friday!
Patty, I will look for your other post.
Kara, when our bodies start breaking down like that, it does seem to spiral. Also, when we have a pain in one area, we often compensate for that pain and hurt another area of our bodies because of it. We get poor sleep, making this cycle even worse. Rest and take it easy. Get ankle supports to help with the pain, take the muscle relaxants, see if physical therapy or stretching can help. See if the meds help. Be persistent with your doctors, if you don't like their answers, get a 2nd or even 3rd opinion until you get relief. Sorry for the random answers, don't know if they help, I'm very tired at the moment. We are here for you, with an understanding ear at the very least and there are many here who have much more knowledge than I do who can help answer your questions.