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My ankle and foot seen to swell often and is painful at times?

My ankle and foot seen to swell often and is painful at times?

Doc & Documentation.: Swelling of the foot and ankle is a sign that something is wrong. Just how wrong is the question that needs answering. While you are waiting to see a doctor, you might start documenting just how often the swelling occurs as well as how long it lasts. Providing information like that will undoubtedly help a specialist isolate the problem and more importantly the cause. Take some pictures too. ...Read more

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I think I might have broken my ankle or foot. What should I do?

I think I might have broken my ankle or foot. What should I do?

See a doctor: If you think you've possibly got a broken foot or an injury that is significant, have a foot and ankle specialist examine you and order radiographs as an inexpensive first line diagnostic study. ...Read more

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What can cause ankle and foot pain?

What can cause ankle and foot pain?

Have it evaluated.: Pain in foot and ankle could be due to trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, inflammation, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal (bony over growth) or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. Have it evaluated by a professional ...Read more

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Why does my left ankle and foot swell without pain?

Why does my left ankle and foot swell without pain?

See below: Could be do to hypertension, or bad valves in the veins creating leaking of fluid and swelling. ...Read more

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Ive had a recent gout attack and my ankle and foot is starting to turn black. What do i do ?

Ive had a recent gout attack and my ankle and foot is starting to turn black. What do i do ?

?Black: Hopefully it is a dark blueish color from a bruise, as black may signify an ischemic condition, which would be serious. Get the area looked at by a dr. to be safe and get properly diagnosed and treated, best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are issues with ankles and feet that can cause pain in the ankle or foot?

Many things: Infections, broken bones, sprains and strains, arthritis, bone tumors, nerve pain to name a few. If you are having pain i would recommend evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had a big bit on his ankle. He itched and now his ankle and foot are totally swollen. What should we do?

My boyfriend had a big bit on his ankle. He itched and now his ankle and foot are totally swollen. What should we do?

He needs to see MD: He probebly has a cellulitis infection due to the bite.He should see his doctor asap or go to the emergency dept, as hamay need antibiotics if that is the case. ...Read more

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What should I do for a sprained ankle and foot?

What should I do for a sprained ankle and foot?

Start with PRICE: It depends on the severity of the injury. For minor sprains, treat with PRICE (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). For a severe sprain or for a minor sprain that does not improve, have the injury properly evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Does sciatica pain go into the ankle and foot?

Does sciatica pain go into the ankle and foot?

Yes: It can go anywhere in the leg and foot since the nerve travels from the low back all the way into the toes. ...Read more

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I have swelling in my left ankle and foot without pain. Whatshould i do?

I have swelling in my left ankle and foot without pain. Whatshould i do?

See below: Swollen ankles andor swollen feet symptoms swollen ankles and/or swollen feet symptoms symptom checker: symptoms & signs index medical author: melissa conrad stöppler, md related symptoms & signs leg swelling numbness feet swollen joints swelling of the feet and ankles can occur as a result of conditions involving the local extrem. ...Read more

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I think I might have broken my ankle or foot? Where can I go for cheapest xray?

I think I might have broken my ankle or foot? Where can I go for cheapest xray?

Ask around: You should see if your local podiatrist has any deals for cash pay patients. ...Read more

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About the same time every year my right ankle and foot becomes swollen.What causes that?

Shoes/activity: May be associated with the seasons activity or shoe style. You will need to be a detective. Less likely is arthritis that only flares up with the weather. ...Read more

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What to do if I have broken my ankle and foot in two months will i be able to walk fine when im done?

Broken foot: Every patient heels at different rate. In general a broken bone takes 6 weeks to heal but it will probably feel stiff and weak. Your doctor can prescribe physical therapy to get you back to normal if this occurs. ...Read more

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I'm a hairstylist and my left ankle and foot have had a tingling pain for over 2 weeks now. What could it be?

Tingling: Because you state tingling is in your foot and ankle it sounds like tarsal tunnel syndrome. Seek the help of a podiatrist - orthotics are a big help and your podiatrist can get them made for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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