A member asked:

Had an avulsion fracture of the ankle 15 weeks ago and it really hurts again when i walk... my dr said it just takes time, i think something is wron?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Gerald Mandell answered

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine

Reinjury/ insuff. Rx: If not enough immobilization following sprain or avulsion fracture, followed by not enough rehabilitation therapy, injury and chronic pain may recur. A ligamentous injury that often accompanies may prolong the healing.May need further imaging. Sometimes further examination with mr imaging is necessary if complications occur.

Answered 6/12/2013


Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered

Specializes in

Depends: If the fracturevv had ligament attached it could cause a rupture or if fragment moved it could cause tendon pain and possible joint pain. Suggest MRI to check. I take it no surgery was done?

Answered 6/10/2014



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