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Horrendous pain in ankle when going up and down stairs....

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Span1elsRock Sat 16-Nov-19 17:49:52

Thanks to some horrendously muddy footpaths, I lost my footing this morning while out with the dogs and somehow managed to save myself from falling on my arse! Since then, I'm fine walking around apart from a slightly dullish ache in my ankle, but I just went to go upstairs and the pain was excruciating. I had to come down on my bum, as weight bearing was just too much.

I've put an ankle strap on (I sprained my other ankle a couple of years ago), but there is no swelling or bruising to show for it..... just this awful pain when I went upstairs. I'm wondering if it's a tear of some kind....... anyone else had similar?

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kristallen Sat 16-Nov-19 22:32:14

Where in the ankle is it? Front/back/inside/outside?

The only pain I know like that (but from different types of accidents) is in the back, in the Achilles' tendon.

Span1elsRock Sun 17-Nov-19 09:49:03

The pain is on the outside and inside, not front or back. No better this morning, so had some naproxen that were lurking in the cupboard.

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madcatladyforever Sun 17-Nov-19 09:54:23

Sounds like a sprain to me with pain in that area, it's unlikely you'd be walking on it if it was a tendon gone. Unlikely but not impossible, I did have a friend once who walked on a completely ruptured achilles tendon for a whole week.

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