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Ankle stiffness

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience in Podiatry
Gently get going: Stiffness of the ankle can be due to an underlying arthritis, or do to soft tissue/muscle stiffness. Symptomatic relief with warm soaks or heating ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
AM stiffness: Morning stiffness is usually a sign of some type of arthritic condition. Ankle arthritis is not all that common but is often seen in people who have ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Heat and exercises: Heat may provide temporary relief as well as range of motion exercises or physical therapy. See specilaist if this persists for proper diagnosis and t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Rang of motion: Exercises while non-weight bearing might help to ease the stiffness. Taking an Ibuprofen is sometimes indicated for this, but one has to make sure it ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Not always: Depending on the cause of the ankle stiffness, motion might help to remove some of the stiffness.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience in Podiatry
Some arthritis: Certain inflammatory joint diseases can cause diffuse symptoms like you describe. You may want to check if you have ever had an arthritis profile/blo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Lots of possiblities: Is the ankle fully healed. If it is, did it heal in good alignment. Could be compensating as a result of injury and putting abnormal stress on other s ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Juvenile arthritis?: It may be an inflammatory process. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience in Sports Medicine
Injury?: Ankle issues in patients your age most commonly develop from a traumatic or overuse injury. Was there an injury or are you exercising/in training? Ear ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
A few thoughts...: Could be arthritis as some people have start-up stiffness that diminishes after they get going. Also if there is swelling that is a component this ma ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Either: You need an exam and x-ray to tell the differance.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Mueller
50 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Needs evaluation: Partially torn ligaments (spains) may heal satisfactorily with rest and immobilization. The complete tear of the ligament, however, may need surgical ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
21 years experience in Podiatry
Pain: can be arthritis and compensating to other side causing pain. It is common issue with plantar fasciitis patient will favor the other side and then th ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Ankle swelling: I would show to your Dr.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
See your doctor: There are different possible causes for knee, calf and ankle pain. The most worrisome would be a blood clot. Would recommend an evaluation with your ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
44 years experience in Podiatry
Not usually: No more than any other shoe. Your shoes need to be fit properly to your foot. Many people with foot problems find crocks to be comfortable and wide e ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Pt: Follow your physical therapist direction. Mobilizing the joints help.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: Either direct trauma or over stretching of the tendons and ligaments.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience in Family Medicine
See ur surgeon: There can be several reasons for your symptoms depending on your diagnosis which led to your surgery, other possible knee problems not addressed by su ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Varies, but about wk: Different levels of sprains. in some the tendons are TORN off (takes weeks in this case; clue: major bruising and area is LOOSE). Mostly rest, some s ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Knee swelling: Per your age you seem to have degenerative arthritis. Try some ice, paracetamol or ibuprofen. If no relief, see your doctor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
Compensation....: Limping for months, with or without pain, can cause a change in the mechanics of your normal walk. This is known as compensatory change or compensatio ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
53 years experience in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Probably nothing: We all get pain creaking of joints without any significant pathology; would seek help if symptoms persisit.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Need more info: We will need the context of this pain, as well as other symptoms, in order to have any chance at making a reasonable answer.
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A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Reactive arthritis : You need to have your physician send you to a rheumatologist. Sometimes we call the Achilles tendon - is part of a polyarthritis and this could be a ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
You would need: to see a healthcare provider to examine your knee thoroughly as well as obtain accurate history in order to arrive at a diagnosis. There are no eas ... Read More

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