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Centre for Orthopaedics
Suite 10-33/34/35 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road
Singapore, 329563, Singapore
Ph: (65) 6684 5828
Fax: (65) 6684 5829

Child Orthopedics
Pain Management
Spine - Cervical
Spine - General
Spine - Lumbar
Spine - Thoracic

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More than 20 years ago, I fell off a roof and badly sprained my ankle. After nursing it for a couple of months, I was pretty much able to do everything I usually did and forgot about it. Now lately, that same ankle is getting stiff and sore. Is it possible they are related?

Yes. When a ligament is torn, as can happen with a moderate or severe sprain, the bone it's attached to can also be damaged. The injury can cause the bone to lose its ability to absorb shock, resulting in more wear and tear on the joint. This condition is called osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease. This could be the cause of your symptoms. Ask your health care provider to look at it and give you an opinion.


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