Doctor insights on:
Ankle Disorders In Children
Ankle sprain: Ankle sprain, ankle arthritis, achilles insertional tendonitis, stress fracture of the ankle, cartilage damage in the ankle joint, torn ligaments on the inner or outer ankle. Any of these problems can cause pain or symptoms at rest or with wt-bearing. Trust me this is not an all inclusive list of ankle disorders. ...Read more
Ankle sprain, ankle arthritis, achilles insertional tendonitis, stress fracture of the ankle, cartilage damage in the ankle joint, torn ligaments on the inner or outer ankle. Any of these problems can cause pain or symptoms at rest or with wt-bearing. Trust me this is not an all inclusive ...Read more
Yes it can.: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in adults. Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease include fever, blister-like sores in the mouth (herpangina), and a skin rash. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by viruses that belong to the enterovirus genus (group). This group of vir. ...Read more
My 14 month old was diagnosed with hand, foot, and mouth disease should I be concerned? I have 6 children around her also. Should I worry with them?
Fever/spots/pain: Hfm is a viral infection. Some have fever, localized spots on their wrists & nothing else. Some have terrible mouth sores, spots on wrists/forearms/legs feet & around the bottom & have cramping & loose stools. Most have a mild case as kids and many go unlabled. Few have enough problems they become dehydrated. It is more a cosmetic issue than a threat. They are contagious until fever free. ...Read more
My 2 young children have hand foot and mouth disease. Is it harmful to me if I am 7.5 months pregnant?
Should be fine: 95% of kids by age 3 have had this and as high as 99% by the time you get to kindergarten. What that boils down to is you almost 100% have had this and are immune, having antibodies that protect both you and the unborn baby. You have a better chance winning the lottery than coming down with the illness, so don't worry! ...Read more
Are child care centers suppose to send out notices if children are sent home with hand, foot & mouth disease?
I don't know what: The official laws are, but I would definitely think so. It is contagious and I would think any contagious medical condition parents should be made aware of. ...Read more
Trauma: Trauma or injury can involve any part of the ankle mechanism, including skin, subcutaneous (fatty)tissue, nerves, tendons, ligaments and bones. Most non bone injuries heal reasonably well with immobilization with a splint, plaster cast or boot. X-rays show only bone fractures and if the fracture line is very thin or the two or more pieces of bone are not far apart, the xrays can be negative. ...Read more
You are Incorrect!!: Some people will heal with compression, splinting and ice. But some people are permanantly impaired without proper casting or surgery if needed. You are misinformed if you believe everyone with broken ankles healed without any problems, before the onset of modern medicine. If you wish to gamble......? ...Read more
Seek Orthopod: Depending on your particular form of pathology, bracing, injection of corticosteroid, ankle debridement, ankle fusion, or ankle replacement are options available to you. Seek the advice of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. Go to www. Aofas. Org to find a good orthopod in your area. ...Read more
More information is needed from you, answering my questions, to then arrive at a diagnosis.
Dr. Latva ...Read more
I think I broke m ankle I don't know what to do and I cant go to a doctor I have 2 small children and I am in extreme pain?
Go to ER: There is noting we can do over the internet. ...Read more
Male 38. Don't want children ever (ankle biting monsters). Thinking of having a vasectomy. Are there any risks? Anything I should know?
May have a bowens disease about the size of a dime. Waiting on biopsy results it's on bottom towards ankle. Will treat will I survive this?
Glad it's biopsied: Bowen's is easily cured by wide excision and will not be a danger to you. It's a breeding ground for the invasive cancers that are actually a threat to your health. ...Read more
I get small red dots (petechia?) on my legs and ankles after a hot shower, but they aren't there regularly. Is this a sign of a serious disease?
No.: Most likely is that hot water causing blood vessels dilated and then blood leaking out into the skin. If there's blood disease, it would cause large red patch. ...Read more
How can I lift butt and hips and small waist without surgery? And I have 5 children the three children came with operation. I done operation of ankle
Excercise: You can so many types of excercise, especially squats and sit ups and lie on you back with knees bent and push your behind up and down with a tight stomache. Consider going to an excercise class where the instructor can demonstrate. ...Read more
Swelling of ankles is down but rash and itch is still there nothing help relieve it. Upped steroids for Addison's disease and still not helping. Help?
Vein problem?: Ankle swelling and rash can be seen with poor vein circulation (stasis Dermatitis), contact dermatitis, fungal infections, and Psoriaisis. A fungal test, or biopsy by a Dermatologist can determine the cause. Using an OTC cortisone cream for a week may give temporary relief, but rash may recur if cause is not determined. ...Read more
When you have a disease that causes occlusions in digital arteries (toes, not ankles or above), w/o gangrene, what is the best exercise or other lifestyle tip to accelerate healing & collaterals?
Walk: In general, a walking program is all that is needed. Work out the detail for your personal best results with your physician. ...Read more
I have the skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa along with aching shoulders hips thighs calfs ankles. What to do?
See your Doc.:
The important thing to do is to get investigated for conditions like diabetes which make you prone to get infections. Aches could be due to infection, if no other cause is found.
Correct DX and appropriate treatment would be needed to get rid of this problem. At times surgical cleaning up of the area affected by it, would be required.
Hence see your doc, or a skin specialist. ...Read more
What to do if I have the skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa along with aching shoulders hips thighs calfs ankles?
Not normal: While the HS can be managed conservatively, I am concerned by your other symptoms. I recommend you see a physician ...Read more
My foot hurts between my ankle and heel. My dr. Said sever's disease but im 32 years old! Is this possible? What else could it be?
Is clonus when awake more dangerous than when asleep in children? 14months son w/ good millestone have 2-3beats ankle clonus in both ankle, asleep&awake
Is there type of anti histermine type product that I can use to get rid of painful red marks on my legs of ankles. I am diagnosed with chrons disease.
Ankle ortho does not know how to treat tendinitis. Referred to another ankle ortho that treats tendon disorders. Should I see ortho or podiatrist?
Rheumatologist: You should see a rheumatologist which is trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound for precise diagnosis and treatment ...Read more