ankle hemangioma

Hi I hope you can offer some advice, I am 22 years old and have had chronic ankle swelling/bruising/pain since I was about 9 or 10 years old. My parents have said I have always had bruising/swelling even as an infant.
Doctors have never been able to come up with a diagnosis until a recent MRI showed what they are calling a "cavernous hemangioma" which I am told nothing can be done about it. Some days I cannot bear any weight due to constant pain and discomfort. Somedays my ankle is my ankle is so bruised, it's usually has a bluish tint to it, and others it's bluish/purple.
I have looked up the term "hemangioma" and many sites say hemangioma usually go away by about 9 or 10 years old, which is when my ankle became much worse!! Have you had any experience with a problem similar to mine?? I have been to ortho's, pod's and primary doctors, I have had CT Scans, MRIs, numerous x-rays and I am told there is nothing at all that can be done, that I should just learn to live with the discomfort. I am going broke by having all these tests done, I was just curious to know if you have heard of this or have any past experience.
Thank you so much

Posted By lynn on April 17, 2006 at 11:40:00:

The Active Ankle offers flexibility and security. It will feel different from anything you have ever worn for ankle protection. The hinge allows freedom of motion that you may not be accustomed to. Do not mistake this freedom of movement for lack of support. A leading university said, the Active Ankle provides more support (inversion) than the leading air-stirrup brace, the leading lace-up brace, or a tape job.

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