Indication: injury, pain
Findings and Impression: Unfused or incompletely fused distal tibial and fibular epiphyseal ossification centers.
what does this mean?
I’m a basketball player who suffered a terrible ankle sprain in october 2003, I’ve pretty much been inactive from serious athletic activity until the past few weeks. I sprained my ankle by landing on another players foot, when jumping up for a rebound. However, I did not have good treatment for my injury, and probably returned too soon. So every morning since then, I walk a few steps, don’t experience much pain, but in the afternoon even walking feels grueling. I went to many physicians, most recommended me to take pain kilkers such as motrin and ibeprofin. But that did not help. Finally, 2 months ago, I found the potiatrist who answered my prayers. He discovered that most of my pain is due to overpronation. So I was prescribed orthotics, which helped relieve some of my pain. But the 2nd problem was a tendon or ligament ( near my achilles) that has become stiff overtime. This only occured on my injured foot. MY potiatrists answer was to do this wall stretch, for a minute at a time, a few times a day, until I no longer feel pain in my ankle area.
I hope thats enough background about myself. I missed most of my high school basketball season last year and didn’t recover in time for the upcoming basketball season. My objective now is to start training for track and field, which starts in February 2005. There are very few lower body exercises that I can do now, the recumbent bike and the wall stretch are all that I currently do. But I want to add upper body workouts and pretty soon more lower body workouts to prepare for track and field.
I’m 5’7″ 125-130 pounds and plan to run 200 meter or 400 meter races.
any advice is appreciated.