Talus fracture

by Paul burwell

It's been 22 years since I broke my talus bone in my right foot, I've always had pain in it and I limp a lot some days; it's worse and my ankle gives way, and I have pain in my leg and lower back, I think due to the fact I can't walk properly, it also swells up some days.

Hello Paul,
It's a difficult situation obviously. Have you had a recent xray?

Start looking for a chiropractor with a FICS qualification; it's a sport injury diploma. They could best answer your question as to whether chiropractic could be of benefit.

In short, mobilisation of the ankle will almost certainly help, but not cure. In fact, nothing will cure it.

Orthopaedic medicine might well recommend fusion of the joint. It would lessen the pain, but worsen your gait probably. Hard decisions lie ahead.

Dr B

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