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Ankle / Re: Alan - Forum Creator's Thread
« Last post by Alan on October 08, 2017, 01:07:34 AM »
I played ball again, a few days after the last hike. Played about 30 minutes , not that hard. Ankle had slight pain/soreness afterwards but felt OK, didn't push it too hard. If i went longer it would have been worse pain.


So far I think I am in a steady pattern. I can play every 3-4 days for not longer than 30 minutes and ankle should hold up (until it doesn't)
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Ankle / Re: Alan - Forum Creator's Thread
« Last post by Namelike on October 07, 2017, 09:18:39 PM »
Alan, Iím sorry to hear all the trouble youíre going through but congrats on actually making it back on to the court. That must have been exhilarating. I have completely eliminated sports from my life but yesterday I went and just shot basketballs without jumping and it was surprisingly fun! Your post kind of motivated me to do it. And then every time I air balled I did 10 push-ups haha. Maybe you could get back into athletic things like kayaking, rock climbing, etc. that are good substitutions but not a strain on your ankle.

If you are still in pain it may really be worth getting back to the surgeon or getting a second opinion to try and fix this. My cartilage has held up 3 years post op and now Iím on PT for tendonitis / nerve impingement due to walking weirdly since surgery.
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Ankle / Re: OCD Ankle and running
« Last post by Alan on September 22, 2017, 03:58:59 PM »
Jenny, sorry to hear about your ankle issues. It would help if you included the diagnoses the doctor gave you.

Also, what kind of surgery did you have?

no one here can give you a 100% definitive answer but having some of the specifics would help
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Ankle / Re: Alan - Forum Creator's Thread
« Last post by Alan on September 22, 2017, 03:56:55 PM »
I did 8 hours of hiking yesterday and my ankle is completely destroyed today. If my ankle can recover it will have been worth it but I can't do that kind of hiking again.
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Ankle / Re: Newly diagnosed with ocd. Is this small enough not to worry about?
« Last post by Alan on September 22, 2017, 03:56:24 PM »
If the boot hurts, tell the Doctor. I wore a boot and it's not supposed to cause more pain, it's supposed to ease the pain.
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Ankle / Re: Newly diagnosed with ocd. Is this small enough not to worry about?
« Last post by Patish on September 21, 2017, 07:36:49 PM »
I was given a boot but not NWB today at my doctor appointment. He does sports medicine and referred me to an ankle and foot os.  So far my boot causes more pain. AM I wearing it wrong? Is there anything I can do to make it more comfortable?  Is there any evidence that nwb is more effective than a boot or vice versa. I just don't see how a boot is better.
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Ankle / Re: Debridement, Biocartilage + BMAC at HSS
« Last post by BLT on September 20, 2017, 04:06:08 PM »
Ankle braces actually helped reduce my pain, but not enough to the point where I could live with it.
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Ankle / Newly diagnosed with ocd. Is this small enough not to worry about?
« Last post by Patish on September 19, 2017, 04:01:19 PM »
I recently sprained my left ankle July 14.  I feel mostly ok.  However it pinches and gets stuck a few times a week. I thought maybe it was my peroneal tendon subluxing, but my MRI says they are fine.  I frequently injure this ankle and am fed up with crutches.  Is this ocd Small? I find out Thursday what the doctor thinks. I dread being non weightbearing  again with 3 boys.  Is swimming Ok?  How far can you push it?

My MRI states Bone marrow edema pattern talar dome lateral aspect with an osteochondral lesion about 3mmx4 to  5 mm extending AP about 7mm with some reactive edema.  I do not see a loose fragment.
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Ankle / OCD Ankle and running
« Last post by Jenny on September 17, 2017, 06:00:52 PM »
HI,
So I have been running for 20 years. 2 years ago while teaching yoga I was having trouble dorsal flexing. My ankle would also swell on long runs. I thought I sprained it and started doing PT.It kept getting worse. It got to the point of constant pain and I was unable to do anything stand, walk,run, bike, swim or yoga.
I had arthroscopy on my ankle about an year and a half ago.  I went to 5 different doctors including 2 different well known surgeons. I picked the surgeon who told me I would run again,since the other one told me I would not. I spent about 10 months being super depressed from not being able to do anything.
 I had the surgery and the pain disappeared instantly, and the swelling was less after surgery then before. The doctor told me I could do mild activity after 2 months, and I was walking, swimming, lifting and doing yoga.
At 6 months post surgery he gave me the okay to run, so I started walk/running and everything was going fine. 10 months post surgery I sprained my ankle doing side plank, and it was a six week recovery.
I went to see the dr and he changed his story telling me I should wait to a year to run, but people with my surgery normally don't run. I went to see a PT who specializes in ankles and it was doing great. I started cutting my walk intervals down and could run up to 4 miles, 4 times a week. I was back to teaching yoga.   did a sprint tri-athlon in June
Labor day weekend my ankle seemed sore I went on a hike, teaching yoga my ankle seemed super sore. Then while at working sitting down with my ankle under my leg. I stood up and horrible pain and unable to dorsal flex. And although the pain has went away its been limited mobility, hard to walk, and swelling for over a week.
Is this something I should expect for the rest of my life my ankle getting upset and getting swelling, loss of mobility and pain. I was signed up for the marathon this year but my longest walk/run was 7 miles I was not able to get myself in better shape then that. I would like to be able to do a half marathon next year.
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Ankle / Re: Alan - Forum Creator's Thread
« Last post by Alan on September 16, 2017, 09:51:36 PM »
So I played basketball two days in a row, then went on a hike today.
Ankle is very tender and sore.
I probably can't play ball anymore, ankle just keeps getting more and more unstable the more I subject it to jumping and running around

Surprisingly, hiking isn't terrible for my ankle, as long as I don't do it too much. However, the risk of spraining my ankle is incredibly high when hiking over unstable, uneven rocks, so there is that large risk.
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