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A 18-year-old female asked:

My ankle has been suddenly hurting. the doctor said it was cuz of my shoes. so i got good ones and no help. any ideas? also whe i rotate it cracks

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Go see another doc: Well, maybe give your current doc another chance. Get a simple xray to make sure no stress fracture (not likely but just to be safe) or other orthopedic issue. Consider getting gait analysis to determine how you walk. If redness, swelling or fevers/sweats/chills, we need to worry about infection. Consider referral to sports medicine specialist or orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Cracking: Noise can be gas expelling from the joint or possibly tendons diloccating out of their normal groove or pathway. I would follow up with the doc.....Explain his treatment recommendation did not help.

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