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A 58-year-old female asked:

swollen ankle 5 years after sprain. still painful. why doesn't it heal?

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Dr. jeffrey Trantalis, dpm
Podiatry 42 years experience
Seek medical care : You pose a very good question why hasn’t it healed. You have given it five years and no relief. Seek medical attention and have appropriate x-rays and examination taken
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Couple reasons?: You could have suffered a small stress fracture which has not healed. There may be a complication called CRPS, (complex regional stress syndrome). Perhaps a tendon tear and scarring? Can assess by using triple phase bone scan, thermogram, QSART study. See a physiatrist, and uncover answers.

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