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    Old 03-25-2017, 01:14 AM   #1
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    Question my ankle is haunted

    Hi!
    I'm having an issue with my left ankle. I injured it about 2 years ago while slacklining, assumed it was a sprain but never sought treatment. It rolled outward with most of my weight on it and swelled and bruised in a way that matched a previous sprain.
    Fast forward to last year, I noticed that there was a protrusion on the outside of the ankle I had previously injured. It's right where the normal bump is, but feels like the bone has shifted or grown or both. The general structure in the area seems different from the other side. The protrusion is somewhat sensitive to touch and compression or even light pressure evokes moderate pain. Activity doesn't seem to have any effect. Sometimes it will just ache randomly, and occasionally it is so sensitive that having the covers in bed touch it is uncomfortable. It's gotten larger and more painful over the last year or so and I don't have the means to see a doctor right now.
    The ankle feels somewhat unstable, but my gait is not affected unless my shoes put pressure on the area.
    It appears to be swollen, but on inspection there doesn't seem to be soft tissue involvement; the part that looks larger feels like bone. It looks significantly different from my other ankle.
    My only guesses are that it was actually broken and healed incorrectly when I thought it was sprained, or there's some kind of calcification or growth forming over that protrusion of the distal fibula (outside of ankle.) Anyone experience or see anything like this before?

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    Old 03-25-2017, 01:16 AM   #2
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    Re: my ankle is haunted

    Trying to find a way to attach a photo - am I missing something?

     
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    Old 03-28-2017, 09:24 PM   #3
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    Re: my ankle is haunted

    can't help you but after going through my own injury and surgery, both sides don't look the same. beside scar the area is tender to the touch, slightly puffy and shaped different. im guessing anything is possible with bone growth and scar tissue?
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