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Doc said I have l ankle strain. What exactly does that mean? 3 months n not getting better despite physio n nsid. Need surgery for this?

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Need to be reassessed by your doc.
Mri could be considered. Ankle sprain should be better by now.

In brief: Possibly

Need to be reassessed by your doc.
Mri could be considered. Ankle sprain should be better by now.
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
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Dr. Gregory Carolan
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

An ankle strain is a pretty vague diagnosis.
It could be anything from an ankle sprain (ligament injury) to posterior tibial tendinitis. Given your age and lack of response to treatment it is probably posterior tibial tendinitis. That may require more aggressive treatment so you should try and establish the diagnosis more thoroughly then proceed with treatment.

In brief: Depends

An ankle strain is a pretty vague diagnosis.
It could be anything from an ankle sprain (ligament injury) to posterior tibial tendinitis. Given your age and lack of response to treatment it is probably posterior tibial tendinitis. That may require more aggressive treatment so you should try and establish the diagnosis more thoroughly then proceed with treatment.
Dr. Gregory Carolan
Dr. Gregory Carolan
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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Mechanical problems with the ankle are likely when physio and NSAIDs not helping. A detailed exam for ligament, alignment and gait may help you find a solution. Success with taping will give a clue to your issues of 'stability'
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: A strain

usually does not require surgery.
But, after 3 months time one should be doing better. Perhaps the diagnosis may not be 100% correct? consider an MRI...

In brief: A strain

usually does not require surgery.
But, after 3 months time one should be doing better. Perhaps the diagnosis may not be 100% correct? consider an MRI...
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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