Tuesday, March 25, 2014

MRI results

Results from the MRI came back and I was happy to find that I didn't have a torn ligament, I did however have a pretty good sprain of the Deltoid ligament.  I've got a new ankle brace and making tentative headway.  Back to running...slowly.

Info on eversion ankle sprain:
In the case of an eversion injury the damage occurs on the medial (inside) of the ankle. The ligament on the inside of the ankle is called the Deltoid ligament and is very strong. It is so strong in fact that the bone on the inside of the ankle can be pulled off, in what is called an avulsion fracture, before the ligament is damaged.
As well as damage to the ligaments, the capsule which surrounds the ankle joint is also damaged. The damage causes bleeding within the tissues and the ankle begins to swell up and can be extremely painful.
Ankle sprains can be classified as follows:
  • First degree, where only a few ligament fibres are damaged
  • Second degree sprain refers to more extensive damage to the ligament with associated swelling
  • Third degree sprain refers to a complete rupture of the ligament with swelling and a possible joint dislocation

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