I was doing PT, but I don't have secondary insurance, and I can't afford the co-pay so I am just doing it on my own. Also, I am pretty sure PT will not help. I have been stretching/strengthening/icing my ankle for 5 months and recently its getting worse/I am losing range of motion due to pain. Good chance of either scar tissue, torn cartilage, or a neuroma.
Idk man. The sad thing is you may be doing more harm than good. Sometimes it doesn't need stretching, you could have torn something and when you stretch it just re tears. That is the problem with bad PT's and stuff you read online, everyone things stretching is the key, and it ends up just re tearing tissue. It's worth a shot to go to one of his offices.
The pain is only present, right underneath the tibial head during forward flexion. It cannot be caused by torn supportive tissues, as this area is being compressed, not stretched, during forward flexion. Since the pain is in a very specific location, has only recently begun happening (3.5-4 months after injury) and everything else is much better, and since the dislocation would not have stretched or torn anything on the inside of the foot, it is VERY unlikely that it is torn tissues. Also, in addition to dislocation, I also fractured the tibial head.
So pretty much, PT can't fix it, PT actually hurts it. It isn't swollen, even if I tweak it bad it doesn't swell up at all. Its something that needs to be dug out.
Sooo stoked that the gullies are finally getting less sketchy. I haven't bothered with them all season since the coverage was so thin until now. Pissed that I couldn't get up there this week because of midterms.
I am going to go crazy this weekend up there.
"Snow is my wife, winter is her period, and I make love to her whenever I strap my skis to my feet and make turns through her fields of white"