The reason I ask is that I know I need either a fusion or ankle replacement (left ankle) - was told 18 months ago. Recently, my range of movement (ROM) has decreased and it hurts like (well you can guess the word I want to say!). My ankle is stiff, it's swelling and by the end of the day I have a soggy mess of mushy flesh over the outer ankle bone - don't know the right name - it's the sticky-out bit. That swelling doesn't go completelely but I think about 70% of it drains away every night.
I have too much going on in my life to even ask about seeing the consultant again (my post on Chit Chat refers), so treatment is out of the question at the moment.
I have an MRI on my lower back on Wednesday 30th as my spinal chappie thinks my disc has moved and that's why I am now getting sciatica like pain across the back of my pelvis and down the back of my thigh to about my knee. I can't do anything surgical with that either, nor with the fact I need a left knee total replacement.
If anyone has gone through this with an ankle I'd be eternally grateful for your words of wisdom.
Turn a negative into a positive!