chronic ankle pain from old injury

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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/5/2009 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   

I really hope someone can help me out! I am a 29 year-old, 5'3", 100lb female in excellent health. I had a very slight hairline fracture in my right ankle 3 years ago. My life has never been the same since then. Prior to the injury, I used to run about 35 miles a week. My fracture healed fine, but I have had incessant problems with it ever since. I have had MRI's, xrays and bone scans. All of which have been unremarkable. I have seen various orthopedists, podiatrists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists. You name it, I've tried it. Foot orthotics and Kinesio tape are the two things that have helped me a bit. On a scale from 1 to 10 (ten being the most painful), I am usually between 2-4. I don't have any swelling and it is usually better in the mornings. The pain isn't extremely severe, but it is enough to keep me from my running and to create some depression. Nowadays I work out by doing yoga and pilates and some swimming. Even fast walking has become painful. I can no longer wear my high heels which I love and my foot injury is constantly on my mind. Driving to and from work is painful as well (I have about a 45 minute daily commute). The pain is kind of like a dull, constant headache on both the inside and outside of my ankle.

Has anyone experienced anything similar and was there a way to improve it? I ultimately want to get back to running and not have to think about my ankle every day....

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 8/5/2009 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   


   Dear PpenalOz,

    Good morning. My name is Dani. It is a pleasure to meet you. I am very glad you decided to stop by the Healing Well Community. Even better the chronic pain forum *whisper* Were cooler than all the other rooms!  smilewinkgrin

     I have had fractures. But honestly they didnt bother me. In fact, a few weeks after the flirst fall (i was very young) I finally decided I need to go see a doctor. Found out it was fractured. But! When I fractured arm second time I didnt wait so long, as I knew what the "inside bruise" feeling was  smilewinkgrin

...............YEARS! later I get a "dull" "Inside"  "under the muscle" "Mild to moderate" sensation in my limbs.  Noone knew what it was. Then issues with my spine, and other "small bone" areas began having trouble. Those problems took the front seat of course, but. ... a little over a year or so after that, we find out  that I have a calicum absorption rate of 0.002. I began taking a little pill once a week. No, kidding. Just one little pill. ~~> l.........l <~~That big. Gosh I love technology!

     I would suggest seeing a Pain Management Specialist. Would be a good place to start. They help with management of long term, chronic pain. Can give you tools to stay as active as possible. And can document any changes with your bones. And referr you to where you need to go once a cause is found.  But basically, Im trying to say that.. they help pain, and will document any changes even if they do not know right away what is wrong. You sound like you have a very active life :-)   You ve probably got alot on your plate, but it might be worth checking into.



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Date Joined Apr 2013
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   Posted 4/24/2013 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I am a male 30 but time of injury 28. I too have had the same issue.. old fracture of a bone right below my ankle on the outside of the foot. landed on it playing volleyball if you can believe it. the injury has jacked up my life style as i am a gym rat. now i am very wary of what i do on my feet as in squats leg press ext..the pain normally sets in late night and wakes my up around 2-5 am like clockwork if i do not pop a 200 mg of aleve before i sleep .. i would like to start running again as well as getting off these anti inflammatory before they mess me up.

mri shows old fracture but foot and ankle are remarkable..

I was wondering if your foot has gotten better sense this post ?? could you tell me what u did to correct it.. i have almost tried everything except surgery ..currently undergoing a collagen synthesis steroid cycle in attempt to repair anything that is still causing issues in my ankle.. confused


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   Posted 4/24/2013 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ankle Pain...

Welcome to Healing Well. This particular thread was started by a member back in 2009 and it looks like they only posted one time and have not been back since.

This thread will likely get closed as we try not to bring up old threads as it causes confusion.

You can easily cut/paste your post and put it in a brand new thread by using the button Post New Topic. This way you will get a lot more people seeing your post and may be able to offer thoughts if they have similar issues.
SB (Snowbunny) and the pup that snores (my yellow lab:))

3, two-level, cervical fusions over the past 11 years. The last one was anterior and posterior with lots of fun titanium!
Still have active herniations along with knee problems and another Morton's neuroma in left foot.
I try to find joy in each day even with chronic pain:)
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