I have two, similar to those, Jo. Instead of swelling around my ankle and on the top of my foot, it just shifts to above and below the support. Judging by the MRI report (9 months ago) do you think the time has come to stop trying holding measures and just bite the bullet and get on with surgery? I shan't be able to choose a surgery date that suits me if I do that. This ankle treatment comes under the aegis of the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), because it relates back to the original ankle sprain, back in 2006. I'd rather get it done privately, but being under ACC rules that out. I think I will ask to see the ankle/foot OS, to get a second opinion, and take it from there.