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A 37-year-old member asked:

How can i alleviate severe ankle pain?

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Dr. Ankur Dharia
Podiatry 21 years experience
First, immobilize!: Severe ankle pain, whether acute or chronic should be seen by your nearest foot/ankle specialist. There could be many different things causing it and time is of the essence to figure out what it is due to. Avoid weight bearing and immobilize immediately and get in to see your nearest podiatrist. Good luck!
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary.

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A female asked:

What is this? I have severe lower and ankle pain

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Here : Here are some possible causes for ankle pain. The following would probably be associated with an injury: a sprained ankle, a strained ankle, a fracture (break in the bone) or rupture of the achilles tendon. Other causes can include gout, tendinitis of the achilles tendon and various forms of arthritis. Maybe you provide a little more specific information?
A 45-year-old member asked:

Any methods to alleviate ankle pain?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankur Dharia
Podiatry 21 years experience
REST and see doctor: Rest, self-explanatory ice, frozen bag of peas, ice pack, etc. Compress, ace bandage elevate above level of your heart avoid weight earring if painful, immobilize with aircast, or similar device from nearest surgical supply store or pharmacy. Get in to see your nearest podiatrist asap to get diagnosed so a treatment plan can be devised specifically for you.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Severe ankle pain- where is it coming from and what can I do to alleviate it?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 9 years experience
Get evaluated: Many things can cause ankle pain. I would recommend being evaluated by a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon.
Saudi Arabia
A 42-year-old female asked:

I am having severe ankle pain?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Need to see a MD: There is a large list of possible diagnoses so it would be best to see your primary MD or Podiatrist as soon as possible.In the meantime some basic things you can do are to rest your feet, soak them in Epsom salts,try an anti-inflammatory and massage them.Sprains, arthritis, tendinitis should improve w/some of those approaches. However an MD should assess if there is a fracture, ligament tear etc
Long Beach, CA
A 44-year-old male asked:

What causes severe ankle pain other that sprains?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Possibly: Spurring of bones comprising the ankle, erosion of cartiledge to the ankle bones, tendonitis to the tendons that course the ankle joint, nerve entrapment to the ankle vicinity.

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