What’s with that ankle?
Are you all dying to know what is wrong with my ankle? The answer is probably negative. But for the few who are curious here’s what I found out from my MRI:
One of my Peroneal tendons is torn. The Peroneal tendons are located behind the outer ankle bone and help stabilize and protect the foot and ankle. In my case it is the longer of the two tendons that is injured. The doctor seemed quite surprised that I had been participating in sports and physical activities over the last seven years with this injury. He obviously has had no experience dealing with the stubbornness of a Nelson. Nelson’s don’t let a little thing like a tear in a tendon stop them from playing soccer, running, snowboarding, mountain biking, or basically anything they feel like doing.
The MRI also showed a possible lesion in my ankle cartilage. The radiologist’s report was incomplete however so my doctor needs to gather further information before he will be able to assess if there is a lesion. He’s going to get back to me on that one.
So now what? Intensive physical therapy is the first step in making my ankle happy again. Hopefully, after six weeks of therapy my ankle will be good as new. If not, I may have to look into more invasive options. I have faith though in the toughness of my body, so I think physical therapy will do the trick.
The really hard thing now is that I am supposed to stay off my ankle as much as possible and avoid aggravating it while it is in the healing process. This is tricky for me because I don’t do sedentary. Hopefully my ankle heals before I become legally insane from sitting around too much.