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What is the definition or description of: Ankle disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Ankle disorders?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Ankle Disorders (Definition)

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


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Would the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease be the same for adults as in children?

Would the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease be the same for adults as in children?

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

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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?

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

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My 2 young children have hand foot and mouth disease. Is it harmful to me if I am 7.5 months pregnant?

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

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Are child care centers suppose to send out notices if children are sent home with hand, foot & mouth disease?

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

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What sort of problem is an ankle injuries or disorder?

What sort of problem is an ankle injuries or disorder?

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

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For centuries children and adults did ok treating broken ankle with home remedies. Why can't i?

For centuries children and adults did ok treating broken ankle with home remedies. Why can't i?

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

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What to do if I have severs disease in my ankle. I've tried everything! What should I do?

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

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Is ankle pain associated with Lyme disease?

Is ankle pain associated with Lyme disease?

Sometimes: Lyme arthritis may effect the ankle joint. If there is no swelling it is unlikely to be related to lyme. ...Read more

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What is the disorder specific symptom, such as: a painful left foot & swollen ankle?

What is the disorder specific symptom, such as: a painful left foot & swollen ankle?

MORE INFORMATION: More information is needed from you, answering my questions, to then arrive at a diagnosis.

Sincerely,

Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Male 38. Don't want children ever (ankle biting monsters). Thinking of having a vasectomy. Are there any risks? Anything I should know?

Male 38. Don't want children ever (ankle biting monsters). Thinking of having a vasectomy. Are there any risks? Anything I should know?

Permanent: Is permanent, and it is possible To get someone pregnant even after I vasectomy for a short period of time. You need at least 20 ejaculations after vasectomy and make sure to test for lack of sperm before resuming unprotected sexual intercourse. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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I have the skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa along with aching shoulders hips thighs calfs ankles. What to do?

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

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What to do if I have the skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa along with aching shoulders hips thighs calfs ankles?

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

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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?

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?

No: Sever's disease refers to calcaneal apophysitis, which is found in children with open growth plates. Adults can have similar pain for multiple reasons, most commonly insertional Achilles tendinopathy. You should have it examined by a specialist. ...Read more

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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 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

Normal: Normal

and again normal in the setting of normal development milestones etc.
Ask your Pediatric Health Professional to relieve your anxiety about this (which by the wau is often accompanied by a pronounced "startle' effect...
hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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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.

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.

You should really: See a DERMATOLOGIST since there are skin "issues" which may accompany the Crohn's disease!!!!
What you are describing may be "Erythema Nodosum"
just a thought....
ask your PCP for a referral...but get it looked at!

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can a broken ankle cause peripheral vascular disease?

Can a broken ankle cause peripheral vascular disease?

Not really: Not really. Pvd is most commonly caused by atherosclerosis. The injury which caused the fracture could also have caused injury to the arteries. We see this in patients who have been in car accidents or dislocate their knee. ...Read more

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Can a broken ankle be a contributing factor to getting peripheral vascular disease?

Can a broken ankle be a contributing factor to getting peripheral vascular disease?

Ankle Fracture: Unlikely! Many other factors are responsible for peripheral vascular disease including heredity, diet, lifestyle, smoking, etc... ...Read more