I'm looking for a bit of guidance from the NSMB fitness crew. In 2004 I crashed hard in a boulder pile and did a number on my right ankle. I was young and dumb and followed the ice and Vitamin I program for a couple of weeks… then more or less carried on as usual - ride, run, climb, whatever. Rear view mirror says I had clearly torn ligaments or other somesuch damage. My ankle was like nerf football - this wasn't a sprain.
Since then it's always been a bit of a minor bother - but small tweaks, but slight enough to ignore until Spring 2014. For whatever reason - time worked it's magic and the ankle refused to cooperate… high pain/zero mobility.
So because the mobility and pain was compromising my running in a large way, I went to a sports chiro who broke down a bunch of scar tissue (I cried, it was like she was taking her daddy issues out on my ankle) and improved my mobility by 80% - I could run again!
Here we are summer of 2015, I'm older and wiser and ramping up my trail running milage. I need to fix this, but I don't want swing cats and spend wasted hours and cash searching for the answer.
What's the most reliable diagnosis path you fine NSMBers can recommend? Let's pretend money is no object (it is, but whatever).
Once I'm diagnosed, I'm happy to shop that to a health care team with a mix of physio and chiro.
Praying for Rain!