First off, thanks in advance! I’m 34 year old with a previous athletic lifestyle, I got hit by a pick-up truck in the spring of '06, I broke my right ankle and my left Tibia / Fibula about 4-5" above my ankle. The ankle seems to be fine, since all the pain resides in my left leg.
I have a titanium rod through the Tibia and a half of a pin near the ankle, I went to the doctor about 2 months ago, and had the other half, that was broken, removed.
I had very minimal pain for about 2 weeks, but now it’s been hurting more and more, day by day.
I went back to the hospital to talk to the doctor, he suggested physical therapy and that the pain may be because the Tibia and fibula are starting to join together, due to calcium calluses. HERE I BELIEVE LIES THE PROBLEM. The Fibula seems to be unaligned and the bottom half, which is closer to the Tibia, is joining together due to the calluses.
(I have a picture I can upload or send of the X-ray)
I walk around now, with a cane, but not for long periods of time.
Can anyone suggest what I can or should do? The pain is not going away and I’m tired of medicating.