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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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Foot Pain (Definition)

Any abnormal sensation which occurs with normal use and ...Read more


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Can two herniated disks cause ankle and foot pain.

Can two herniated disks cause ankle and foot pain.

Depends.: It really depends on the location of the disks and your symptoms. Have your films reviewed by a neurosurgeon to see if the disks are related to your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is podiatrist a better choice for ankle or foot pain ?

Is podiatrist a better choice for ankle or foot pain ?

Specialist: A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (dpm) who is qualified by his or her education and training and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Practitioners may focus on many different specialty areas, including surgery, orthopedics, biomechanics, sports medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, primary care, and wound care. ...Read more

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I suffer from chronic ankle and foot pain I have had 3 surgeries to address the problems as a result I have lots of painful scar tissue and numbness?

I suffer from chronic ankle and foot pain I have had 3 surgeries to address the problems as a result I have lots of painful scar tissue  and numbness?

I am sorry : To hear your problem. Without knowing what procedures you had or being able to exam your foot it makes it a little more difficult. Has anyone made any suggestions to you? It would be important to pinpoint pain and then possibly try and inject the region. Doctors have various medications at their disposal they may want to inject with the aim of relieving your symptoms. What does your surgeon sugges. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about ankle/foot pain?

Should I be worried about ankle/foot pain?

Yes: Any pain should worry you as it is not normal to have pain. ...Read more

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I am using 20% Diclofenac and sometimes additionally DMSO for ankle & foot pain from osteoarthritis. Is this harmful and how long can both be used? I'

I am using 20% Diclofenac and sometimes additionally DMSO for ankle & foot pain from osteoarthritis. Is this harmful and how long can both be used? I'

Topical treatments: pose little issues and can be used unless you have a skin reaction. Ultimately, these medicines are absorbed into the bloodstream, so I suggest taking a 1 week vacation every 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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No injury. Have outer ankle/foot pain for > 3 weeks no swelling/bruiseing antinflammatories & icing but pain is worse. Clean xrays, dr gave no cause.

No injury. Have outer ankle/foot pain for > 3 weeks no swelling/bruiseing antinflammatories & icing but pain is worse. Clean xrays, dr gave no cause.

I'm Freezing: After three weeks and your foot has no swelling or bruising. Unless you are trying to freeze something back to normal , I would stop the ice. Try heat and if no better, you need to get a second opinion ...Read more

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Knee/ankle/foot pain/swelling occurs/lingers after i run.The pain is intense and i can't run for a few days.Also these areas pop at times while walking?

Knee/ankle/foot pain/swelling occurs/lingers after i run.The pain is intense and i can't run for a few days.Also these areas pop at times while walking?

Overuse?: Many overuse injuries can occur from running. These range from tendonitis to stress fractures. It is never normal to have severe pain after exercising, it is ok to have muscle aches. I would recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have terrible knee/leg/hip/ankle/foot pain when it rains, what to do?

Rain and pain: There are any number of persons that are barometers - when the weather changes they can feel it . Sometimes painfully. See your orthopedist or rheumatologist for assistance. ...Read more

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Calf locked up, now it's painful, tight, swells at ankle & foot, pain goes up to thigh all back leg pain & in bottom of foot, can't bend ankle, help?

Painfull: Calf spasms are painful. Usually they relax through weight bearing, gentle stretch, and heat before the ankle will "move". Naproxen is not the cure. Overuse (such as standing or walking in improper shoes) is the most common cause. If the pain in the back does not respond to heat, stretch and rest over the day after the calf problem relaxes, seek examination with a musculoskeletal physician. ...Read more

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Lower left leg, ankle&foot pain&swelling.No circulation issue.Have had blood test, xrays&ultrasound..No clot.No doctor i've seen knows what it could be.

Lower left leg, ankle&foot pain&swelling.No circulation issue.Have had blood test, xrays&ultrasound..No clot.No doctor i've seen knows what it could be.

Hard to be certain..: It's asking a lot of us online to come up with an answer. Lots of questions and an exam needed to try. If the pain and swelling is localized to a joint, e.g., your ankle, then you may want to ask if you were tested for different kinds of arthritis, e.g., lyme, rheumatoid, other infection, or gout. Not sure what else to offer. Good luck. ...Read more

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5'6, 127 lbs. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Swelling ankle, top of foot, pain in toes (r foot), low back pain. Is this all related or something else?

5'6, 127 lbs. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Swelling ankle, top of foot, pain in toes (r foot), low back pain. Is this all related or something else?

Yes: If you have not injured yoursefl. When one joint in the body is not performing the way it should, the joints close to them pick up the slack. See your orhopod or rhuematologist who is taking care of you for further evaluation if needed. ...Read more

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Left hip and knee, ankle, arch of foot, pain, mussel cramps what is wrong? Numb, tingling, weakness, sitting or standing

Left hip and knee, ankle, arch of foot, pain, mussel cramps what is wrong? Numb, tingling, weakness, sitting or standing

Sounds like a nerve: Issue, ie, spine lesion in the lower back. The areas you have problems with are from L1 level down to l5-s1. So get checked by pcp and possible referral to a spine doc /orthopod. You probably have arthritis (spondylitis) with some disc lesions. Avoid bending, lifting heavy weight, including grand kids. Do regular exercises within limits of discomfort. Losing wt + nsaids 4 pain, a ms relaxer also. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Possible OA feet ank: Possible oa in feet and ankles. Also could be pain for compensation due to oa in the knee which could alter your walking. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I recently had foot pain on back of right foot. That is better but now ankle of left foot has pain at times at area of old injury. Ice & rest helps.

I recently had foot pain on back of right foot.  That is better but now ankle of left foot has pain at times at area of old injury. Ice & rest helps.

Inflammation: You seem to have inflammation in the soft tissue structures of your feet/ankles. It could be a mechanical problem like depressed arches of the feet. It could also be conditions like gout or autoimmune disorders that are more serious. You have mentioned doing PT and MRI. In think you should see a rheumatologist sego can diagnose and treat these conditions. ...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 had a metal hitch drop on top of my ankle/foot. Severe pain, swelling, bruising and numbness in toes. What could it be?

I had a metal hitch drop on top of my ankle/foot. Severe pain, swelling, bruising and numbness in toes. What could it be?

Depends: Numbness can be caused fro swelling Crush injuries are always tough. If it doesn't improve or gets worse over the next 2-3 days, have it checked for any fractures. Use ice, rest and NSAIDS. ...Read more