I wonder if anyone can help/has suffered something similar?
In 1999 I was hit by a car and fractured my left tibia and fibular which was fixed (tibia only) by an intermedullary nail 1 day after the accident. Union of the tibia was very slow - (the fibula was left untreated) but eventually I was told that the tibia had united. The nail was removed exactly 1 year later as it was becoming an irritant as the screws near the knee failed 3 months after the initial operation and the nail was just fixed at the lower (ankle) portion for the next 9 months.
I have always had a painful region (with a lumpy bit that sticks out a bit) near my ankle where I presumed the fracture site was, but I have always remained active - I rode horses, I walk everywhere as I don't drive, I use the gym, run and swim. Now, here's the annoying bit - for the last 2 months or so the region has become actively painful and stiff with pains travelling down into my ankle. If I have a period of activity, it is generally ok until I rest - then I limp and have a fair reduction in the length of my leg - I have caught myself just standing on the ball of my foot as I must subconsciously feel this is all I have to stand on as my ankle is tight.
After some research, I am wondering if I have a nonunion of the fibula as when I went to the GP he was concerned about the lump at the fracture site and commented that I shouldn't have such a sore fracture site after nearly 9 years since my last surgery.
Unfortunately I have to wait 3 weeks for the x ray results.
Anyone have anything to comment or experienced the same phenomena?
Thank you for your time.