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Sudden Pain Near Head of Left Fibula

I am a 70 year old female. The pain is in the area around the head of the left fibula and lateral condyle. It started suddenly when I got out of a friend's SUV. There is no swelling or redness and it much worse when I get up in the morning or after sitting for a while. When I get up and move around, it will eventually subside. Also, if I elevate my leg when sitting or keep it straight when laying down, the pain isn't as bad. Tylenol, heat and ointments don't help. This is the same leg that I broke the fibula near the ankle in 2008. I've been through a lot (3 eye surgeries since the end of June) and I'm concerned that if I go to another doctor, they will want to operate. I realize it's difficult to know exactly what the problem is online, but perhaps some suggestions on which I can do further research.
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363281 tn?1643235611
Hello, I would see a chiropractor, you may have a misplaced bone in that area causing you the problem you are having. He/she will take an x-ray of the area and go over it and then let you know if they can help. Sometimes when my knee hurts, the chiro will adjust it and it is fine then.
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514349 tn?1272801633
BTW - when I walk, there is some slight crepitus on movement  in the painful area.
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