I have done much much much research on this topic because I have been having pain in my ankle since I injured it July 13, 2011. I think I may have a talar injury, but I am unsure what exactly I have done to my ankle. I just want some advice, basically.
--Injury involved my foot bending all the way backwards (tripped down stairs). X-Rays showed a small fracture in one of the navicular (I think) bones in my foot - last bone on the top before the ankle joint.
--Hurts with weight bearing - most painful at a certain point in my step (worst pain of my life). If I had to describe what it feels like I would say it feels like someone has cut off my foot and I am walking on the raw, somewhat cauterized stub that is left behind.
--Pain deep inside my ankle. Can't point to where it hurts because its the whole inner workings of the joint.
--Does not hurt with movement, no swelling, no stiffness
--More painful with more activity - basically i've been a couch potato for going on 8 months.
--The pain I am having now began around a month after the injury (right around the time that the other pain went away, lucky me).
--Went back to doctor, more x-rays, nothing new showed up. Used a leg-length orthopedic boot for several weeks. Felt good with the boot on, pain came back instantly the moment I took it off.
--Pain came and went for several months
--Pain has been constant for going on 3-4 weeks now.
--MRI Scheduled for March 2nd
Now the questions:
-- Does this sound like a talar injury?
-- If it doesn't, what does it sound like?
-- I have tried everything thus far to get this pain to go away. I sit around, don't use it, it gets better and the minute I start doing anything that involves activity it comes back. Since I have tried everything so far, is it reasonable to say that I will probably require surgery to fix this?
There's my book -- sorry it's so long just wanted to fit everything in there.