Looking for any insight regarding up to date protocol on this. I was diagnosed as having a high ankle sprain. MRI with Contrast did not show any overt tears or damage to bones/joint. Still swollen around outside of ankle and over instep and at base of tib/fib and foot, pain up both outside of calf. Peritoneal ligament flops over ankle but only when my leg is bent. When flexing foot, ligament on right instep side bulges out. It's been over 5 months it recovered to a point then worsened. Walking is difficult, pain ranges from deep strong deep ache to sharp biting. Driving is also challenging as the foot when flexed has littel strenght or control (yeah, holding the brake down at a light; I put car in park) Occured when I crashed in December, had signifcant swelling and blood pooling at base of ankle and across top and sides of foot with most to the outside.
If any Dr.s or PT guys can offer help on this- appreciated. Currently only able to do passive external/internal rotation and flex/extension of foot. I can ride stationary bike and do squats for PT on knee but need to keep foot from flexing or twisting. Doctor wants to do cortisone. I understand it will take a long time but looking for anything that will help.