I'm 1.5 months out from my second L ankle scope (scar clean-up). That ankle is doing GREAT! However, 3-weeks ago I rolled my R ankle walking in a parking lot. I was wearing a 1 inch heel. It didn't touch the ground but it did strech out. I did not have any pain that night at all.
The pain came on 24 hours later. I had mild swelling, no bruising, and I could still walk on it. The pain got worse for a week. I could still walk on it (with a normal gaite) but I'd get a sharp pain on the anterior lateral mid foot area after 10 minutes of walking. Driving aggrivated it too. I laid really low for the rest of that week (we were on a fishing/camping trip, so I literally sat most of the trip). I did NOT wear my lace up brace during the trip, but I've been wearing it since then.
Since then the pain has been all over the board. The pain is different from the "24 later" pain. I can walk on it (only 30 minutes and I know that it isn't right), I can do yard work and be on it all day (but it isn't right). It feels odd, I can't describe it. (It feels strong when I do my PT exercises but when I'm doing daily things, it feels weak and almost like it's slightly twisted).
I also want to say the the spain that endured with my L ankle was intense...I sprained it during a plyometric workout in 2007. That ankle bruised, swelled up, etc. I didn't get proper treatement either. I ended up with an OCD lesion and other issues.
The mechanism of this R ankle injury is different (this one was much milder) but the instability I feel with my R ankle is worse than it was with my L ankle. I guess I'm trying to define my odd pain. It's a nerve type of pain and grinding along with instability. I'm fearful that I have another OCD lesion or that I tore my ATFL or Peroneal tendon. It seems like my odd pains and mild inury "should" be subsiding after 3-weeks....maybe not?
I've seen two Sports Med docs about it. (One B4 my trip and one immediately after my trip). I pass ALL the tests. They think that I stretched out my peroneal tendon and nerve fibers. Neither of them took an x-ray. I wear a lace up brace, ice at night, and do my PT exercises for that foot. Neither of them told me to restrict my activities ( I'm recovering from L ankle surgery, I'm not doing very much anyway....mild biking, aqua jogging, and yard work/etc.). The 2nd SM doc thought that my R ankle/foot could be slower to heal b/c it has been bearing all the weight for my L ankle.
I see my ankle OS for L ankle follow-up on July 7th. I'll talk to him about this and ask for an MRI, etc. I've read most of the "sprained ankle" stories on this board and most of them are more involved than mine. So, my question is: has anyone just rolled their ankle, had pain with it..but ended up being ok after a couple of months? I'm so bummed about this b/c my R ankle has NEVER had an issue (and I went through Hell and back with my L ankle for 2.5 years).
Any insight would be really appreciated!