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you need to go back
the reason is that even though your ankle did not have an evident break
the leg bones can transmit shear forces up when an ankle is injured and even though the ankle is the primary site of injury
the force can cause an injury higher
sometimes the proximal fibula
small bone in the lower leg
can actually be fractured or broken this way
another concern is that your knee, the ligaments around the knee, and the tendons around the knee may be injured
you certainly need an xray of your knee and surrounding areas
well, its on the outter side going towards the back
but you also need a good hands-on exam as well.... especially of the knee joint itself
understood, that is where the fibular head is
and even if this is not a bony problem there are lots of small structures around the knee that could be involved
if I had knelt on that leg in a certain spot the pain would shoot.. but it went away after a week or so...
so do you feel this is getting better each day or is it now consistently painful with the movements you describe?
well.. I can kneel on the leg at this point.. but the pain when standing feels more persistant.. like i find im limping for a second or two
not standing but getting up from a sitting position to standing
THIS IS NOT, PROBABLY, YOUR PROBLEM, BUT IS A GOOD EXPLANATION OF HOW THE ANKLE AND KNEE CAN OFTEN BE INJURED TOGETHER
so, I do think you have an injury closer to the knee, and to get to the proper diagnosis you will need another check... probably another Xray
that and the sitting and pain when extending...
the main reason being we need to identify the injury to properly rehabilitate it
reading the page you suggested
ooooh i remember reading this right after i popped the ankle!!
your description of symptoms is helpful, but in now way a substitue for an exam by someone who knows what they are doing....
haha i go looking for stuff lol
that's a good thing!
ok.. so i should def be calling my primary then..
proper rehab and diagnosis needed!
i think your right about the knee too because today i felt pain just below inside the knee that didnt last long but i felt it.. felt like a bubble
sometimes it works like they taught us in medical school
i can feel the pain more when I am sitting..
yup, time to get it checked
blah.. i was hoping id be fine.. but i dont think so..
its okay! it happens.. it was my own stupid fault
you have a great attitude though and I'm sure you will get this healed up properly when you get a proper diagnosis.
anything else this afternoon about this?
one last ?
regarding the same issue but, I noticed last night that laying down in bed that my leg at the knee was bent as if i was bending it but my leg was relaxed.. which i found strange.. im wondering if its a cord?? a really tight one..??
you probably have an effusion... fluid in or around the joint that makes full extension or flexion a little hard or at least limits them
you definitely need a recheck :)
:) thank you. I appreciate the chat tonight :) ill be calling my dr tomorrow morning :)
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Sooo I went back to my primary.. he said it sounded like I agrivated the tendon, with a touch of bursitis.. but I am not so sure at this point.. told me to take Ibprophen for 10 days 3 times a day.. if that doesnt work he is sending me to an orthopedic... but I am finding the pain is moving.. it feels more like the upper part of the lower half of the leg just under the knee..it feels weird to even walk at this point..?? He did not take Xrays