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Dr. mark I hit a tree on my bike and my ankle hit the tree as well.

I was thrown off the bike and felt some pretty good pain in my left

leg and ankle. I think after I hit the tree, the ankle got rolled as well.

It's my left ankle and it's been almost 7 weeks since I hurt it.

Went to the Orthopedic Surgeon and she said there no breaks on

the x-ray, but there was a cloudy spot, that was a little suspicious.

I took 1 weekend off from riding and stretched the ankle several times

a day (I've had many ankle sprains from my Basketball playing days) and

never babied it. Everything is better but 1 area. I went snow skiing this past

weekend and it REALLY hurt. Afterwards it would feel like electric shock

in this 1 area and would cause my leg and foot to twitch. I'll try and describe the

area where the pain is in my LEFT foot/ankle

If you're sitting down w/ your heel on the ground, lift your toes off the ground,

there is a bone/muscle/ligament (I'm not sure what it is) that you can feel get

tight. Just to the left of that there is a sore spot in like a cavity. I can get it to

hurt pretty bad if I stretch the foot like giving the car gas.

Question: Should I get an MRI or what? Any tests I can do

to determine if the pain is coming form cartilage, ligament, bone, etc.?

I played college basketball and have hurt my ankles many times.

I've never had this one area of pain before. The ankle is pretty much

healed except for this one spot that is more on the foot.

I don't have a copy of my x-ray.

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Tim, post a picture of your foot and ankle, with your index finger pointing to the point of maximum tenderness.

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It sounds like you damaged the superficial peroneal nerve. Since you didn't cut it, it will probably get better. Try Advil, 4 tabs, 4 times per day, and keep up your exercise routine.

You don't need any more tests. Save your money.

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Dr. Mark, I broke my foot in three places last March. Like Tim, I have recurring pain and numbness. I broke the bone inmy left foot that connects to the pinky toe and the one next to it. The bones looked like the end of a broom in the x-ray. The Orthopedic Surgeon stated they did not set bones in the foot anymore and had me come bach every two weeks for a month and a half. The bones started to heal but in an MRI they are about 5 degrees out of plumb. I felt as though I wasn't getting the best advice so I went to my old surgeon. (I did not go to him at first because he was booked up with surgeries and I was I a lot of pain). Anyway, he stated I will probably have to have the foot operated on, he found a piece of bone that is floating around and inflaming the joint of the pinky toe. I still have numbness and I get sharp pains along the other break on a regular basis. Do you have any suggestions on how to rehabilitate this foot? Iceing seems to be the only thing that gives relief. I can get my riding boots on but it is pretty uncomfortable at first and dress shoes are still out of the queestion. Thanks for your help.

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It sounds like you damaged the superficial peroneal nerve. Since you didn't cut it, it will probably get better. Try Advil, 4 tabs, 4 times per day, and keep up your exercise routine.

You don't need any more tests. Save your money.

Thanks Dr. Mark. You rule. :thumbsup:

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could you post a copy of a recent x-ray?

I'll see if I can get my hands on it, thanks!

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