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Swollen ankle with photo!

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Devonishome1 Sun 28-May-17 18:15:46

I rolled my ankle 7 weeks ago now. I had an X-ray that showed an avulsion fracture,only small. It was thought that no casting was needed but 7 weeks later it's still the same. Any one have any idea as to why?!

RedBugMug Sun 28-May-17 18:17:37

have you rested/elevated it enough when it first happened?
might be worth getting a physio appointment to get the fluid massaged out.

Devonishome1 Sun 28-May-17 18:20:42

That's interesting thank you!

Mummysh0rtlegs Sun 28-May-17 18:34:33

You need to go and see your GP, at 7 weeks I would want another opinion. It could be you have soft tissue damage that isn't healing properly.

Devonishome1 Sun 28-May-17 18:39:09

I have an appointment booked for Thursday.

Mummysh0rtlegs Sun 28-May-17 18:58:46

RICE as much as you can, it looks very uncomfortbale!

Devonishome1 Sun 28-May-17 19:03:44

Yes it is uncomfortable but not too painful,more aches and the odd shooting pain. Just a bit fed up now after so many weeks.

lynmilne65 Sun 28-May-17 19:04:32

Rice ??!!

Devonishome1 Sun 28-May-17 19:10:14

I did Rice I the beginning although this weekend I have rested it a lot.

SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Sun 28-May-17 19:10:17

I'd go back to wherever you were seen & ask for a 2nd opinion. It seems unusual that an avulsion fracture wouldn't require a cast.

When is your fracture clinic appointment?

Devonishome1 Sun 28-May-17 19:20:27

They said that it was just a small piece of bone that had come away. I have a GP appointment on Thursday.

Pollyanna9 Sun 28-May-17 19:25:09

RICE
rest
ice
compression
exercise

You're welcome!!

Popskipiekin Sun 28-May-17 19:26:57

....isn't it elevation not exercise for the E?
Looks painful OP! Do do the RICE and hope GP can help you.

Mummysh0rtlegs Sun 28-May-17 19:27:40

Elevation not exercise smile

I am surprised you haven't had a boot or walking cast of some kind?

Devonishome1 Sun 28-May-17 19:44:34

I'm not sure ,he's not been abroad for a long time

Devonishome1 Sun 28-May-17 19:45:17

Whoops how did that happen🤣

stonecircle Sun 28-May-17 23:36:36

I had an avulsion fracture last year from rolling my ankle - the ligaments are stretched so much they pull a small piece of bone away.

It took me nearly a week to go for an x-ray as I thought it was just a really bad sprain. They were going to plaster it but then decided a boot would be enough. I'm amazed that you had neither.

GreatBigPolarBear Mon 29-May-17 22:12:44

For comparison, I did exactly the same thing 5 weeks ago. Again, no cast or boot although I did get myself a brace for the first week or so.
Mine isn't swollen any more but still feels tight and isn't as strong or flexible as the other one.
I've had a few sports therapy and physio sessions.

GreatBigPolarBear Mon 05-Jun-17 21:31:52

How's it going? I'm so fed up with mine still not being back to normal.
So wish I could turn back the clock!

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