My ankle has had some issues. Pain, swells up like a football etc. Doc thought it was tendonitis, but after getting an x-ray, it was discovered to be a big problem. Namely:
Osteo Chondral Defect
3 torn ligaments
Edema (fancy word for swelling)
You don't need to be a doctor to see what's wrong on the x-ray. Oh no, not at all. the surgery is going to be bad. Need to realign the heel, reattach ligaments (and use cadaver parts if mine are really bad.. they call it donor ligaments, but let's just face facts), file down the bone spurs etc. Then 6 weeks non weight bearing, crutches, blah blah.
Wish me luck. I'm so excited (not) for this to be done.