Originally Posted by Lex2727
This is the first time I have posted a thread, but I am having a lot of issues with my ankle. I originally hurt my ankle about a year ago. I was told it was just a sprain and to stay off it. It took almost three months to heal, but after that I seemed to be pain free and good. In the beginning of January I started to feel the pain return and seemed to increase until I went to see a foot and ankle specialist. He diagnosed me with peroneal tendonitis and gave me the boot, and a cortizone injection and told me to see him in three weeks. The first day or two I felt the effects of the cortizone injection and thought i was getting better, but soon after it became more and more painful to walk even in the boot. I went back in three weeks and he sent me for a MRI, which showed no tearing.
Keep wearing the boot and in two weeks from that appointment come in for more cortizone injections. He said that it would feel better today and tommorrow from the pain reliever in it. I feel worse and it is very painful to walk. I feel like I am just managing the pain with pain killers and TENS and not actually doing anything to heal it.
Now 5 days after the cortisone injections I am still in pain can barley stand to put pressure on it. I still have a little over a week until I go back to the doctor.
He seems to think that this is going to fix everything. Am I wrong to think that there is actually something wrong with my ankle?
Should I get a second opinion?
What questions should I be asking so that I actually get them to listen to me. At this point when I go back I will have been wearing a boot for 7 weeks, and with no improvement this seems slightly ridicoulous to me.
I've had ongoing peroneal tendinitis for years. It comes and goes, but it always hurts to some degree. I went through the whole cycle of cortisone injections,MRIs, wraps, stiff and clunky boots, expensive orthotics, nothing really seemed to help.
One day I went and saw a physical therapist who introduced me to kinesio tape, and it has been a life saver for me. I have to wear it almost everyday, but it works. It's thin, and once once you apply it you hardly know its's there. I just apply a 3 square strip sort of like a stir-up under my socks and I'm good. You can wear your regular shoes with it too. It's not a cure by any means, but it has helped me control it and go about a normal life.