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.