Saturday, March 30, 2013

updated on my ankle

So I thought I would put on update on my ankle. It still the not doing well, it actually worse in some way's like trying to bear weight etc. so I have to use crutches for a while until I can bear weight on it or tolerate walking on it. My Dr said it going to take a while to heal and I will have issues with it in the future which is not what I was expecting to hear. He did an MRI and found evidence of old sprains of medial and lateral ligaments and old tears of ligaments.  I also have some brevis tendinitis, as well as fluid build up joint effusion. preservation of joint spaces which explains the swelling.  a nonspecific 8mm focus of low-signal in the subcutaneous soft tissues beneath the calcaneus which suggests fibrosis from prior trauma or prior bouts of plantar fasciitis. their is also mild tendinopathy of both the peroneus longus and brevis tendons. their is also a recent contusion or mild strain of the dorsal musculature at the level of the cuboid. Mild soft tissues swelling about the posteromedial aspect of the ankle which suggests a recent contusion or recent sprain of the ankle.  their is also age-indeterminate partial disruption of the sinus tarsi versus mild sinus tarsi syndrome. ther is also mild dorsal soft tissue swelling, mild strain of the dorsal musculature of the extensor muscles at the level of the cuboid. Their is a bone bruise versus mild sesamoiditis of the medial sesamoid of the first metatarsophalangel joint. i am to stay off it and keep it elevated as much as possible till it heals.  so I guesses that means ill be watching a lot on  TV or movies when If their nothing good on TV or being here on the internet since their not a lot I am able to do until this heals. so mostly that what going on here with the ankle and where things stand as of the moment. I also have to keep it wrapped in an ace bandage to try to help keep the swelling down as well. I also did find out why the pain is so bad is because it causing my rsd (reflex sympathetic dystrophy) or chronic regional pain syndrome to flair up from the injury and it was my worst RSD/CRPS foot/ankle that is the one I am having issues with. so at least now I know why the pain is the way it is not just from hurting my ankle but causing issues with my pain, which I thought it probably would do, and my pain DR confirmed it would cause my RSD to flair so In some ways as much as I don't want that it answers all the extra pain even when I am off my foot/ankle. Since i have been soaking my foot/ankle in wram water Epsom salts and hydrogen-peroxide with my foot/ankle in a bucket for 20mins a couple times a day it helped the swelling some, but my cats look at my like what the heck is she doing, my female cat wanted to try to dip her paw in and wanted to begin to play in it, it was the funniest thing.

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