So I got my ankle x-rayed today, since I really thought that it could be broken. I was surprised and relieved that it was not broken! But still frustrated b/c it hurts like a b and keeps me up at night. So now i have to go to the orthopedic, and possibly get an MRI to see if i tore a muscle or tendon. if i tore a tendon, surgery would be needed. yikes. Here's what the doc said about the x-rays:
FINDINGS: There is significant soft tissue swelling adjacent to the medial malleolus. Underlying fracture or avulsion abnormality is seen. There is slight irregularity of the base of the fifth metatarsal without evidence of fracture. Additionally, a small plantar spur is noted.
IMPRESSION: Soft tissue swelling adjacent to the medial malleolus suggests underlying tissue injury. If pain persists for patient MRI may be of some value.