Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Ankle feels tight/dislocated at same time?

I suppose I could explain it as the opposite of what a sprain feels like. When I put full pressure on both feet, they feel fine, unless I stand in an awkward position (leaning too far forward, backward, sideways). It is a very strange feeling. Whenever I lift my feet, including when I am walking, they hang down heavily and it feels like the Tibia? (I looked at a picture of ankle/foot anatomy and based on the diagram I assume it is the Tibia) and my feet are disconnected. It sort of feels like a bruising pain. I even have trouble rotating both of my feet. Not because of the pain (even though it does hurt) but it is hard to rotate to the front. I sprained my right ankle pretty badly about 7 months ago and yesterday it was hurting me and was a bit swollen, still is and has been for a few weeks but I haven't injured either of my feet since I sprained my right ankle in September. What could this be?

Also, when I try to rotate, my ankle locks up so it won't let me. It locks when I am walking as well, as if they're trying to stay connected. Any questions or need clarification, please ask.
2 Responses
Avatar universal
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello!

This feeling can occur with chronic ligament injuries. It can also occur with any dislocation after an ankle injury.

I would suggest you to get present day scans done and follow up with an orthopedician for proper diagnosis and recovery.

Take care!

1027575 tn?1390960418
the best person to see is a Podiatrists for foot/ankle pain.  bad sprains can tear cartilage which make very painful. i've had my ankle scoped 3 times and a couple other major surgeries on the ankle.  make an appt with a Podiatrists and ask him to have a MRI taken.  good luck  Phill
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Orthopedics Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out if PRP therapy right for you.
Tips for preventing one of the most common types of knee injury.
Tips and moves to ease backaches
How to bounce back fast from an ankle sprain - and stay pain free.
Patellofemoral pain and what to do about it.
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.