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A 17-year-old male asked:

Is there anyway to 100% fix my ankle? i fell off a 3 story roof and i didn't rehab it right because of sports/pressure. 2 yrs later, still hurts 24/7

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 43 years experience
Yes and no: It depends what you call "fix" and also what's "broke." if you had a fracture that involved the joint, it's common for arthritis to develop. We have no cure for arthritis, but we have lots of ways of helping you live with it more comfortably. You may also have some ligamentous and even tendon damage, which complicates things. Go back to your treating doctor and get re-evaluated.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Probably: It depends on what your original injury included and/or caused. You would need to be seen and evaluated by a podiatrist who is experienced in foot and ankle surgery and you will need x-rays and possible mri. But should be able to improve your condition and hopefully get you back to full function and activity.

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