Cortisone Injection for Ankle Sprain

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  • Segal Ankle Sprain

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    14
    Jan2016
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Orthotics, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Brace, Compression

    I have severe pain for a year at the front of my ankle where it joins the shin bone. I have had no injury. I have custom made shoe inserts, I also wear an ankle strap. I tried r.i.c.e I take pain killers and anti inflammatory. I did not have an injury and an MRI can not reveal any kind of problem with my ankle. Two weeks ago I also had an injection under sedation which made no deference, I still can't walk.


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  • Anonymous Ankle Sprain

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    18
    Jun2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection

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  • Marie Ankle Sprain

    • Age 18-34
    • Female
    14
    Jan2016

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Compression
      Worsened
      Cortisone Injection

    I have tendonitis in both feet and issues with the joints in my right. I also have arthritis in both ankles and neuropathy in my feet. I have to go get shots every week and a half in the tendons, joints and sometimes the top or bottoms of my feet. Once I received a shot that only 6% of the people who get it get side effects and I was one of those unlucky fools, it crystalized in my veins causing extreme torturous pain. I do medicines, wraps, OTC pain relievers etc nothing works. It's sad to say I can't really walk, can't go outside and play with my kids because it's too painful. I'm only 29.


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  • Jemora Ankle Sprain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    14
    Jan2016
    • Chronicity 18+ Months

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Surgery
      Worsened
      Cortisone Injection

    I was told that I had tendinitis by the hospital doctor. It got to the point that I could not walk on my foot, it was so painful. I was given two injections in my ankle but it just got worse. My own general physician decided to give me an x-ray as the hospital doctor did not. It was discovered that I had broken my fibula and tibia, it was a stress fracture and I was walking on it for 10 weeks. I have had two operations, metal work and 14 pins and 2 years on I am still walking with a limp and a stick.


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  • mhc Ankle Sprain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    14
    Jan2016
    • Chronicity 18+ Months

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Cortisone Injection

    I have had pain in my ankle on and off for over 17 years after breaking my ankle in two places for the second time. Since then, I have horrible jabbing pain at times when I step on it. If the pain lasted very long, I couldn't stand. Cortisone shots help, but they are being needed too close together. I am overweight, which doesn't help. I use OTC ibuprofen and Tylenol. Occasionally, I'll take half of a Demerol.


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  • 18
    Nov2010

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Cortisone Injection
      Improved
      Boot, Physical Therapy

    I had / have the same issues of "outside of achilles" and ankle just seemed very weak and "locked". Spent month in boot which i think just made the lack of movement worse, past 2 months of PT stretching/strengthening ankle. 3 weeks ago got a cortisone shot, which seemed to help, but would not recommend just jumping into this as better to see if PT can solve. After seeing where Dr. shot me, did research and was not in achilles, but rather the peroneus longus tendon. This runs from outer calf from peroneus longus muscle and turns into tendon where ankle/calf meet between the outer ankle bone and achilles, just above the ankle bone it splits into peroneus longus tendon ( runs to outside / under foot to pinky toe) and peroneus brevis tendon (runs in front of ankle bone), which I also get a swelling under ankle bump (Like a temporary 2nd/smaller ankle bump). After getting out of Boot and starting PT my dorsiflexion was - 5 degrees and not even neutral, just had recheck yesterday and is now 9 degrees (which left foot was 8 degrees at 1st check). I think cortisone shot was a temp fix that got me running, but still very cautious as researching this have found that these tendons are rare injuries and often mis diagnosed and bad news is if any partial /full rupture most often do not heal and need surgery.

    If I had it to do over again would see a foot / ankle specialist/clinic.


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