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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Ankle lump and pain for years
I have a lump on my lower outside leg right about my ankle. It feels like its a lump on a muscle because its more of a muscle or tendon hurt and not a bone hurt. When I exercise or sometimes even when I dont it seems to hurt all the way up to knee (still a muscle pain) If I push on both the inside and outside of my lower leg near my calf it hurts and feels sore. It started from an ankle sprain. I have had many but this was the last and worst one. I was a cheerleader and I kept tumbling on it and finally had to have surgery because my ligaments couldnt stabilize my ankle anymore and I was hoping the bump and pain would go away but it didnt and over 5 years later it still hasnt. I went to about 4 doctors and they had NO idea what was wrong. I had about 5 MRI`s and nothing showed, but everytime I took a bone scan there was an obvious black blob exactly around where it hurts. I have had many doctors give up on me but I really enjoy running and exercising and was wondering if anyone has encountered an injury such as this one.
I would recommend continuing to explore the reason for your pain with a specialist. Your condition should be seen by an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the foot and ankle.
Angela Justina Beisner, MA, AC
Department of Athletics Instructor
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University