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Sore ankles what can the problem be?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Several issues: Many things can cause sore ankles including but not limited to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, edema, sprains and strains, gout, nerve impingement, lymes disease, phlebitis, etc., etc. Seek medical attention and get an evaluation as there could be something very treatable in your case. Best wishes.
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 21 years experience
So many possibilites: Arthritis or tendonitis are probably the top two possibilities, but the list is long and depends on the history and type of pain.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ankle pain: Could be many things including: ligament tear, ligament strain, defect in joint cartilage, arthritis, hypertension, excessive swelling, tendonitis, tendon tear, joint impingement, infection, gout, etc.

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Last updated Sep 21, 2013

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