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Hard knot on the ankles after a hit long back keeps paining, pops at time. Should be worried ?

Hi, about 2/3 years ago i got hit on the back of my ankle just above my heel. it felt like it might of broken my ankle but was ok a day or two later. a hard knot (almost feels like bone) formed & hasnt gone away... its hurt off & on since, tends to pop at times, a few times its felt like somethings gettin caught & i cant seem to flex my foot out... but most the time it feels fine! I woke up this morning & could hardly walk... i dont rem hitting or hurting it last night?!?! is this something i should worry about?!
Asked On : Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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Thanks for writing to us.
From your description, it seems that you had a partial tendon tear. This is likely to cause pain in times of stress or due to inflammation. An MRI of the ankle joint will help in detecting the extent of damage you have suffered. Till then avoid weight bearing and use a crepe bandage.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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