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Chipped Bone in Ankle


I am a 35 year old male with regular exercise, mostly running.
On New Year’s day, I turned my ankle playing basketball.
Xray shows chipped bone below ankle.
I was put in cast for 3 weeks.
Started biking in gym last week (finally).
Running still causes discomfort and a tiny bit of pain.
Ankle still feels weak.
Some say bone injuries take 2-3 months to get to 90%.
But then this is a minor bone chip rather than fracture.
Any ideas when I can get back on the treadmill and finally outdoor (pavement) running?
Thanks for your advice.


  1. I had a bone chip in my ankle. I had to get it taken out before it got any better. Your’s may not be so bad. Have you tried going to a podiatrist instead of an orthapedic? : Thanks for your advice.

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