I was born in 1998 with two severe cases of club foot. After birth I had corrective casts for six months, then a little after six months I had corrective bone surgery on both of my feet and ankles. The orthopaedic surgeon repositioned most of my bones in both my feet, shattered my ankles and then pinned and casted my feet. I had casts up to the top of my leg for the first three months after surgery, then I had casts up to my knees up until my first birthday.
Growing up my mother placed me in swim and gymnastics to try and increase flexibility in my ankles. I then played soccer, basketball, tennis and volleyball until I was 17. Playing sports was always a struggle. My ankles were weak, I would roll my ankles very frequently, fight through the pain or take breaks and most of the time my nights after the games were spent taking three Advil and elevating my feet with ice. The pain was sharp, but constant.
Now, I am 18, not playing sports, but find myself working out pretty much everyday. I have problems being on my ankles for too long and recently my feet have been cramping and having sharp pains throughout my bones in my feet. My tendons feel weak in my foot and in my knees. Most importantly I have to massage my feet out after they cramp. It is almost like my feet get stuck in a spot and I have to massage them out of it.
I am not sure if other people have this problem and I am not sure what action to take from here. Please let me know!