Advice on ankle issue- I'm a triathlete and have a dozen Ironman races under my belt. Last may 2017 I sprained my ankle running. After physio, osteo, rest and slow progression to running my pain remains after 8 months. I recently had an MRI that revealed the following diagnosis (translated from french report from Montreal, canada): Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) tidio-astragalienne laterally to the astragalien dome and the tibial ceiling with Subchondral Cystic Lesions. No osteochondritis fragments present. Just the sound of it makes me cringe. My physio said to stop running immeadiately and seek orthopedic advice. He said that most likely i would never be able to run again. After almost passing out at the news...i started researching and what i see is rather depressing. Im trying to find out a potentiel prognosis for getting back to running . Im on awaiting list to see a specialist. Any advice or experinces from others on similar problem. I just cant wrap my mind around the fact i may need to stp running altogether. thx
Post by Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D. on Mar 23, 2018 12:45:12 GMT -6
trimtl, Don't get discouraged. You need to see the orthopaedic specialist. As an athletic patient with a drive to recover, you are an ideal patient for the orthopaedist to work with to get you healthy. Let us know what the specialist says.