i sprained my ankle in mid august quite badly and afer 3 months there very little improvement, so i was sent for an MRI which showed sprained ligaments and tendons around my ankle and some bone marrow edema in the joint which had caused the bone to change shape. the prthopaedic consultant i saw said it would take up to 6 months for it to heal and the edema to disappear. well it has been eight months now and i am still crippled. i have to use a walking stick, cant bend my foot properly and am still in huge amounts of pain (ankle pain not fibro pain). i also still have brown bruises from the fall. is this normal for us or am i just really weird? my physio thinks the fibro is contributing to my delayed recovery but cant understand why the bruises wont go.