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I have had pain in both my achilles months. I have had a

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I have had pain in both my achilles for 18 months. I have had a calf tear too. I have had 8 plasma injections in each ankle, 2 times sports physio a week for 6 months, 4 MSM capsules a day for 6 months, 70000 ui Vit D for 6 months, magnetic treatment and ultrasound and i still find it hard to walk. I feel like i have been kicked in both achilles. My parents both have cancer, Mum Bone Cancer of the Hip and father prostate. I am 50 years old. I have had no scans and am worried maybe i have the onset of cancer in my ankles. Any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is***** and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.

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It is very unlikely that your symptoms are due to cancer in both of your ankles.

I believe you can put these fears of cancer behind you....

So. What should you do?

I suggest consulting with a different orthopedic surgeon who specializes in ankle problems.

At the same time, I agree with you: An MRI of your lower extremities would probably be a good idea.

Does this make sense to you?

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Dr. Rick MD FACS