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I sprained my ankle in early april. I can walk on it, but it's still very sore. What else might be going on?
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In brief: Cartilage damage
These type of injuries can also create damage to the cartilage surface of the talus bone, the lower surface of the ankle joint.
These are called talar dome fractures or osteochondral fractures. Somitimes these may not be visible on a plain xray and your doctor may order a ct scan or an mri. Depending on the size of the fragment immobilization may not be enough and surgery may be needed.

In brief: Cartilage damage
These type of injuries can also create damage to the cartilage surface of the talus bone, the lower surface of the ankle joint.
These are called talar dome fractures or osteochondral fractures. Somitimes these may not be visible on a plain xray and your doctor may order a ct scan or an mri. Depending on the size of the fragment immobilization may not be enough and surgery may be needed.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
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Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Divot in cartilage
One thing it could be is what is called a "talar dome lesion" (meaning a divot in the cartilage of the ankle joint).
An MRI can evaluate if this or any other problems relating back to your ankle sprain are present.

In brief: Divot in cartilage
One thing it could be is what is called a "talar dome lesion" (meaning a divot in the cartilage of the ankle joint).
An MRI can evaluate if this or any other problems relating back to your ankle sprain are present.
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Dr. Brynn Ewen
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not uncommon
It is not uncommon for an ankle sprain especially if severe to hurt for 2 - 3 months.
This happened to myself. You should protect it in an ankle brace however, when walking. Stenghtening of your peroneal muscles are a good idea. If you have any doubt that something else is wrong- then see a podiatrist or orthopedist.

In brief: Not uncommon
It is not uncommon for an ankle sprain especially if severe to hurt for 2 - 3 months.
This happened to myself. You should protect it in an ankle brace however, when walking. Stenghtening of your peroneal muscles are a good idea. If you have any doubt that something else is wrong- then see a podiatrist or orthopedist.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Clive Segil
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fracture
Nrrd to see an orthopaedic surgeon.

In brief: Fracture
Nrrd to see an orthopaedic surgeon.
Dr. Clive Segil
Dr. Clive Segil
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