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A 16-year-old female asked:

Went to orthopaedic doctor for ankle pain that often 9/10from injury 5 yrs ago. he said its soft tissue damage and take motrin for it-no help.surgery?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Need more: If your pain is in the 9-10 at times, 5 years after an ankle injury, you likely need a more specific diagnosis than "soft tissue damage". If you have nay had further studies such as an MRI and/or a ct scan these studies can often give much more information about the cause of your problem than a simple X-ray. Don't hesitate to seek a second opinion.

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Last updated Jul 12, 2017

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