My normal, skinny foot and bony ankle right helps illustrate what I am limping on left.
Xrays show that above and in front of my left inner ankle bone I have a (recently) healed fracture. This now makes perfect sense.
Back in September, I miss-stepped out of the back door in UK and it really hurt. I remember at the time telling Trev that “something crunched” . No apparent swelling. It hurt for day or two only, then the pain went so I just carried on. Shortly after we spent two weeks of hard graft in France & I don’t recall much more than a niggle.
Then, in the third week of November I spent two long work days on my feet in court shoes and it started hurting again. I switched to flats and it stopped. Then a week before Christmas the whole area around that ankle swelled right up, but as I could recall no very recent injury I ignored it till last week. Then I was told it was “probably” a sprain.
It wasn’t getting any better and I needed a definitive answer, hence my hospital trip yesterday. Numerous X rays later , healed fractures are located which fits the chronology above. I’m told they have healed well and in the correct alignment and I must work on getting back to normal use; a course of physiotherapy has been booked.
The red marks are a reaction to the neoprene ankle support. My skin is rejecting it big time!
It’s a pain, literally , but at least I know now.
Two positives here- one obvious thought I had was Osteoporosis/detriorating bone density (my bones are good apparently) so that’s a relief. And I clearly heal well, so my basic health remains good. How I walked around on the break I don’t know; though , as a family, we have a high pain threshhold.
Oh, and a shout out to Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, UK for the lovely staff I met yesterday who were coping with an overstretched A & E department with exceptional grace and humanity. This hospital often gets a bad rap. not least from me and I have taken issue with them in the past. This time? 11/10, even with the wait.