This question was answered on Sat 19, Feb 2011 11:15pm by Dr Vishnu Nair

my ankle makes a crunching grinding noise when i flex and extend my foot. it doesn't hurt unless i do a lot of walking or i go running basically when i flex it a lot. it has been going on for about 5 months now my military physical therapist tells me that

    
Asked by ssassy796 (Female; 26; sprained that ankle once when i was 15. hasnt bothered me up until now.; Relevant drugs:none ) on Tue 13, Jul 2010 07:53am

my ankle makes a crunching grinding noise when i flex and extend my foot. it doesn't hurt unless i do a lot of walking or i go running basically when i flex it a lot. it has been going on for about 5 months now my military physical therapist tells me that after a month of doing strengthening exercises and taking it easy on my foot that my x-rays have shown no improvement and is going to send me to see a orthopedic surgeon but wont tell me what is wrong with my foot on all of my profiles he gives me for the military he lists the problem as ankle pain. i would like to know what it could possibly be before i go to a surgeon.

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Answer by Dr Vishnu Nair  on Sat 19, Feb 2011 11:15pm:

Hello, the ankle pain you are suffering from may be due the impingement of the lining of the joint of your ankle. With the chronic ankle pain and previous trauma you might have developed a spur which adds to impingement. Since your X Ray shows no improvement in addition to the physiotherapy I would also recommend you to visit an orthopedic doctor for further assessment of your case. Also steroidal injection can help in relief of pain. Hope this helps. Take care and get well soon !
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