Pain for 6 months ankle area

Hello Doctor,

I am 45 years old and male. I am 181cm in height and my weight is 184 KG. My BMI states that I am slightly overweight. I have arched feet and I wear custom insoles.

I was jogging on a treadmill in December 2015. After this I felt pain in my left foot around the ankle area. In January I had to limp but I could walk with a fair amount of pain. Since then the pain has continued and I cannot really walk for more than 30 minutes. I had an x-ray which apparently did not show any injury to the bones. I recently had an MRI scan on the foot which has not shown anything serious although there is evidence of the initial stages of arthritis and tendonitis.

I am currently receiving ultrasound treatment which help initially then the pain returns. Bathing my foot in Epsom salt also helps a lot, however the pain always returns.

The pain is around the ankle but also feel that it goes quite deep into the foot. The left side of the sole is also sore. Milder pain will extend up the leg up to the knee from the more acute pain remaining in the foot. My foot did not use to be like this and that is why I feel that some sort of injury has occurred. Perhaps you can suggest something?

I would appreciate advice on how I can establish exactly what is wrong. 6 months is a long time with the discomfort and without knowing what is wrong.

Many thanks in advance

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question. I do need more information to accurately give you advice.

    What tendon was inflamed according to your MRI? Depending on this answer will guide me into best recommendations for your recovery. Often times ultrasound and soaking in Epsom salts is not enough.

    Thank you in advance for providing additional information.

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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