right ankle pain

i recently had an MRI of my right ankle. Findings-moderately large joint effusion of ankle joint. Abnormal signal intensity within subcortical bone marrowmof the distal tibia. joint effusion of the subtalar joint. fluid,within interosseous canal. interosseous talacalcaneal ligament intact but fluid seen posterior to it and posterior to the posterior subtalar joint. Abnormal signal intensity in subcortical bone marrow of the calcaneous. no ligament or tendon injuries present. have some degenerative arthritic changes. have had increasing sharp pain over the last 3 months. hard to walk especially up and down stairs. should I be in a cast to rest my ankle or go for physical therapy. i ice it as much as i can. i'm a teacher on my feet all day. help please

Posted By Johanne on February 18, 2004 at 19:46:39:

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