(London england )
I fell down a kerb 8 weeks ago. My ankle was severly bruised and I hobbled on it for 2 weeks, before I went to hospital and got it x rayed. They said I had soft tissue damage.
The bruising has gone and swelling is down a little. But I have severe stabbing pains in my ankle and also in my shin.
It hurts to walk and it's still swollen. I also get pins and needles. I don't know what to do about it as it's not getting better. I cannot walk for long on it. I keep having to sit down.
It's time to get professional advice, Annette. One of the rules is that it needs to be re x-rayed or scanned if it's not improving; an occult fracture may have been missed.
The shin is where the muscles of the ankle are located; one or more probably of the peroneus group have been strained and the tendon possibly torn.
Most likely there is also ligament damage, and frequently a subluxated talus or calcaneus; walking on it will be incredibly painful.
Look for a chiropractor with a FICS qualification; post graduate sports doctor. Collect from the hospital and take your x-rays with you.