Guest Hilarie Posted April 20, 2004 Report Share Posted April 20, 2004 I have a nagging problem with my right ankle. It actually started when I was still doing gymnastics, and it came right back when I started ballet two years later. The pain is at the outside front of my ankle, midway between the front and that bone that sticks out on the outside. It starts hurting anytime I land on that foot by itself, and it seems to be worst when my knee is far over my toes (i.e. landing a grand jeté). It's a sharp pain when I first land on it and continues to hurt for a while afterwards. In recent weeks it's actually given out on landings once or twice. Also, when I do changements I have to really work to get that heel down when it lands in back, even though if I sit here and flex and pointe my feet the range of motion is identical in both. It pops anytime I circle my ankle, and there seems to be a bony bump in the area of the pain that is larger than on the other ankle. There has never been any visible swelling, bruising, or discoloration there - it just hurts. I know you guys aren't doctors, and I'm trying to get an appointment with an orthopedist as soon as I can... but if anyone knows of what this might be or anything I could do for myself to make the pain not so bad I'd really appreciate it. I'm starting to hold back when I have to land on it because I know it's going to hurt. Quote Link to comment
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