5 years ago, I stepped toe first in a hole playing softball and rolled my ankle. I didn’t have insurance set up through work since I had just moved, and waited. My ankle the day after was severely swollen. I iced it for the next 4 days until the swelling went down a bit. Two weeks later, it was still swollen and I went to a Quick Care place. Xrays were negative. Since last summer, I’ve been experiencing pain on the outside of my ankle below the “ball” and from that point over across the top of my foot. At times it feels like my entire leg is falling onto my ankle with no support. I tried using an ankle brace and it made it much worse. I tried the compression sleeve, same story. I tried KT Tape and that seemed to help, but now it’s not as of recently.
Now, I just started experiencing pain from the ball of my ankle down the outside of my foot to my little toe, as well as shooting pains going up my shins occasionally. I’m not sure if this has something to do with a really old PCL injury on that same leg, or is due to an actual injury never diagnosed 5 years ago? I’ve been hesitant going to doctors because physical therapy is always suggested, and/or I don’t have the money out of pocket to cover expenses prior to hitting the deductibles. I’m waiting on a knee doctor bill from 4 years ago still. 🙁 I try icing the ankle before playing softball and/or hockey, and again when I get back home from playing, but it’s still present. Help.