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Ankle sprain, lump on ankle bone, increased pain. Treatment?

i sprained my ankle a few years ago and when i was getting it checked out a lump on the ankle bone appeared, the doctor said it was just a mass and nothing to worry about. at first there was no pain there unless i applied a lot of pressure there but now as the years have gone the pain has increased, my mom says its not big deal but to me it feels like it is. Can you help me figure out whats going on?
Asked On : Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
A lump near the ankle which is non progressive for years is likely to be a benign swelling. It can be due to an osteoma, ganglion, sebaceous cyst, lipoma, etc. The cause needs to be investigated with FNAC, MRI , etc for proper treatment.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Pradeep Kocheeppan's  Response
few question to be really asked before answering the question is regarding 1 . whats your age and is it less than 30 2. is the swelling or mass even now persisting in front of ankle and we take it like that 3 . what kind of activity that causes pain, even walking causes mild discomfort and we will answer based on these three assumption that you are less than thirty , a small lump in front of ankle is present and pain presents on activity and is mild and not there on rest .
all sprains are not same .
sprains means injury to ligaments and ligaments have a poor tendency to heal .
1. you have either a lateral or medial ankle ligament insufficiency and that comes as mild pain and persists .
2. you could have also sustained a associated cartilage damage in joint ir syndesmotic area which can cause persistant pain
get an xray and an mri of ankle to look for cartilaginous pathology .
get evaluated by a sports medicine specialist for tendon entrapments/ tendinitis around ankle too .
Answered: Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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