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Peroneal tendon subluxation

Hello, I injured my ankle almost 9 months ago. It was misdiagnosed for about 5 months as a bad sprain and then determined I needed surgery for subluxation. I had surgery 4 months ago involving groove reconstruction and retinaculum repair. I was told healing will be slow due to the misdiagnosis, etc. I am attending physical therapy twice a week and have gained the majority of my ROM back. However, I am very limited on anything else. I am still in a walking boot, I cannot squat down, lunge, or do calf raises. It feels as though I am not getting any better and that at a certain point when I step or do anything of the sort on my ankle it is locking up and won't allow any further movement. Could the peroneals have been pulled too tight. Is this normal for this injury? I have been put into an aqua therapy program because I am making no progress with regular physical therapy methods. Any advice would be great. Thank you so much for your time.


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Continous proper physiotherapy is required to gain your strength and this is the best method after the surgery. Select a good physiotherapist and go for your rehabilitation in a correct and dedicated way. It will take time but you will recover and if there is no change with physiotherapy you have to consult your operating surgeon. Take care!
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Thank you so much for your comments. I am trying to stay positive but it is becoming more and more difficult. Best of luck to you in all that you do. ~Anastasia~
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Continued sustained effort pays and try hard with aquatherapy. You are trying to regain full strength and it will take time as you are trying to get back to normal after surgery and reconstruction! Be persistent and slow but move in a positive direction.
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