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A 32-year-old female asked:

Its been 5 months with an ankle sprain. experiencing burning sensation that radiates upward on the lateral and medial side. mri showed partial tear atfl and cfl. recent x-ray showed diffuse soft tissue edema. still in boot. how serious is this?

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Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 44 years experience
Has physical therapy been initiated at any time? if the answer is no then stop everything and start an organized physical therapy program. With partial tears to your ligaments muscle strength is the only thing protecting your joint for stability. If physical therapy fails then surgical considerations should be discussed.
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