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Pain in my left wrist and left ankle upon flexion of either part. Could this issue be tendon and interrelated.?

Pain in my left wrist and left ankle upon flexion of either part. Could this issue be tendon and interrelated.?

Wrist and ankle pain: The most common cause of wrist pain is from alignment injury and can be treated conservatively with rest, over the counter analgesics (if no medical contraindications) and compression. Other common causes include carpal tunnel syndrome, a nerve compression at the wrist. Ankle pain is commonly related to sprain and treated similarly with rest, ice, compression and elevation. ...Read more

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Knee pain in back of the knee just above the calf, to the outside of the knee radiating to the ankle. Pain with prolonged weight baring & flexion caus

Knee pain in back of the knee just above the calf, to the outside of the knee radiating to the ankle. Pain with prolonged weight baring & flexion caus

Bakers Cyst: This is common in people who stand up for a long time. It develops on the back of you knee, the popliteal fossa, and presses on a the proneal nerver which causes the pain to shoot down to you ankle. Need and orthopedic consult. ...Read more

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My ankle hurts with flexion and weight bearing. No apparent injury. Jumped on a trampoline and then ran last night (a short distance with my son). Woke up with pain about 5-6/10. No swelling or bruising that I can see. Hurts outside of ankle and on the to

My ankle hurts with flexion and weight bearing. No apparent injury. Jumped on a trampoline and then ran last night (a short distance with my son). Woke up with pain about 5-6/10. No swelling or bruising that I can see. Hurts outside of ankle and on the to

R/O STRESS FRACTURE: You need to rule out a stress fracture vs ankle sprain. Get X-rays of the ankle, If negative MRI of the ankle and potentially a bone scan is indicated. A stress fracture takes awhile to heal and you may need pain medication and close follow up. For now RICE, Rest /ICE/COMPRESSION/ELEVATION. ...Read more

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Are there any calf muscles used in foot flexion?

Are there any calf muscles used in foot flexion?

Yes: When plantarflexing the foot you are using both your gastrocnemius and soleus muscles in your calf. ...Read more

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Can it be nerve root compression if straight leg raise, flexion, extension, side to side flexion of the torso, are all negative?

Can it be nerve root compression if straight leg raise, flexion, extension, side to side flexion of the torso, are all negative?

Yes: There are many physical signs of nerve root compression and not all have to be present to raise suspicion. Straight leg raise, flexion, extension, side to side flexion are some. Other concerning findings are radiating pain down the leg, weakness in particular muscles, numbness or tingling in particular areas. Diagnostic tests that can of benefit include a emr, MRI or diagnostic injection. ...Read more

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Can sitting @ computer chair for many years w/ foot behind leg of chair + foot in a plantar flexion cause damage to Achilles and/or surrounding area?

Can sitting @ computer chair for many years w/ foot behind leg of chair + foot in a plantar flexion cause damage to Achilles and/or surrounding area?

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I have a history of compartment sydrome /fasciotomy to my left foot. I'm having an "electrical" shooting pain to 3 toes upon plantar flexion of my foot.

I have a history of compartment sydrome /fasciotomy to my left foot. I'm having an "electrical" shooting pain to 3 toes upon plantar flexion of my foot.

Compartment syndorme: You state you had a fasciotomy, so there may be scar tissue near a nerve that is being pinched or pressured with plantarflexion. See your surgeon for assistance. ...Read more

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Sometimes flexion of random body part (middle finger, foot, upper arm), causes painful spasm. Often get "stuck" in crampy flexion. What is this?

Sometimes flexion of random body part (middle finger, foot, upper arm), causes painful spasm. Often get "stuck" in crampy flexion. What is this?

It is hard to tell: You might have some probelm with your blood electrolytes or have a low calcium level. If it is happening frequently, you should go see your doctor and get an examination done. He will likely check your blood electrolytes including calcium level. ...Read more

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I have pain on running & anterior tilted pelvis & lordosis. Leg laterally rotated & no lumbar spine reversal on forward flexion. What could be the cause?

I have pain on running & anterior tilted pelvis & lordosis. Leg laterally rotated & no lumbar spine reversal on forward flexion. What could be the cause?

Back pain: You may need to adjust your exercise regimen to low impact exercises such as a recumbent bicycle or elliptical machines. See a physiatrist or spine surgeon for guidance on the best exercises for your back problems. ...Read more

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I think I may have over stretched my Achilles tendon because I haven't danced for months & my ankle hurts to flex. What can I do to help it?

I think I may have over stretched my Achilles tendon because I haven't danced for months & my ankle hurts to flex. What can I do to help it?

Evaluation, PT: Sounds you might have an Achilles tendinitis but I would definitely follow up with your doctor to rule out any tearing of the tendon. At this point I suggest you rest, ice, take over the counter anti inflammatory medication. Physical therapy is definitely in order. ...Read more

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Lisfranc. Injury 1 wk ago 2nd injury last night. Today unable to walk/stand, extreme pain when flexing ankle L&R. Could this require ALT treatment?

Lisfranc. Injury 1 wk ago 2nd injury last night. Today unable to walk/stand, extreme pain when flexing ankle L&R. Could this require ALT treatment?

Yes: Get back in to see your orthopedic surgeon/foot and ankle doc asap. If you had a Lisfranc injury & surgery, you should be in a cast, so unclear how you can flex your ankle, but see your specialist as the alignment of your foot could be compromised. ...Read more

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Will wriggling toes affect fifth metatarsal midshaft fracture recovery? Will it cause more displacement? Will flexing ankle affect as well?

Will wriggling toes affect fifth metatarsal midshaft fracture recovery? Will it cause more displacement? Will flexing ankle affect as well?

Not typically: No, not typically. If the fractures were that unstable, we would really have to stabilize them with some form of fixation. If your fractures are not displaced, it is highly unlikely you could dipsplce them dimply by "wiggling" your toes. ...Read more

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Can I safely flex my ankle one week post ankle surgery?

Can I safely flex my ankle one week post ankle surgery?

Depends: It would depend on what ankle surgery was performed.

It would be best to discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I safely flex my ankle to retrain it, one week post surgery if I have no pain?

Can I safely flex my ankle to retrain it, one week post surgery if I have no pain?

Post surgery: It depends on what surgery you had done. Generally one week post operatively we don't recommend any motion. ...Read more

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I had brostrom surgery on my ankle 2 weeks ago. When I flex my ankle up and down it feels like the ligaments are pulling and hurts a lot. Isthisnormal?

I had brostrom surgery on my ankle 2 weeks ago. When I flex my ankle up and down it feels like the ligaments are pulling and hurts a lot. Isthisnormal?

2 weeks out of: Any surgery and one can have strange feelings. Ice the area. Discuss with your surgeon on your next appt. I would not be overly concerned at this point. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my lower leg or upper ankle, only when I flex. But when relaxed, it disappears. Is it cancerous?

I have a lump in my lower leg or upper ankle, only when I flex. But when relaxed, it disappears. Is it cancerous?

Unlikely: What you described suggests muscle bulging through fascia and it is unlikely to be cancer. If the "lump" doubles is size, see a doctor.
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I felt a small pop in my ankle as I went up on my toes to reach something. It's slightly painful when I flex my ankle but I can walk fine. Sprain?

I felt a small pop in my ankle as I went up on my toes to reach something. It's slightly painful when I flex my ankle but I can walk fine. Sprain?

Not a sprain: Sprain is when a ligament is torn (partial or complete). Going up on toes is unlikely to tear a ligament unless your rolled it. It is more likely that you stretched the anterior capsule of the ankle joint or subluxed or popped a tendon over a boney protuberance. Ice it down for 1st 2 days if hurts, see doc if it persists. ...Read more

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Bauerfeind malleotrain plus ankle brace or aso flex-hinge brace, which is better for ankle spurs?

Matter of preference: Where exactly are the spurs? Spurs sometimes depending on the location have little to do with pain and other times are the primary reason. In the after cases it may be recommended they be shaven down. ...Read more

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Hurt knee 5 days ago can't weight bear doing RICE treatment taking antiflam tablets & rub also pain in ankle & to move toes & flex foot?

Hurt knee 5 days ago can't weight bear doing RICE treatment taking antiflam tablets & rub also pain in ankle & to move toes & flex foot?

Abnl, get seen: What you describe is not "usual" for a minor knee / leg injury, so should be seen by a Dr and likely imaged for bone injury or other issue. Good luck! ...Read more

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Rolled my ankle at roller derby practice. Sharp pain 'inside' my ankle only when I flex my foot up towards my head and 'in.' Sprain?

Rolled my ankle at roller derby practice. Sharp pain 'inside' my ankle only when I flex my foot up towards my head and 'in.' Sprain?

Probably a sprain: Most ankle injuries are muscle strains or ligament sprains and respond we to rest, ice and anti inflammatory medications. If you still have pain after 10 days I would recommend having it evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Will a navicular stress fracture still heal if I 'walk' in my cam walker without flexing my ankle? It is so hard to deal with two kids on crutches.

Will a navicular stress fracture still heal if I 'walk' in my cam walker without flexing my ankle? It is so hard to deal with two kids on crutches.

Navicular fracture: It will heal because the cam walker has a rocker bottom sole wich helps keep the foot from completing a complete gait cycle. With that said it will heal faster if you immobilize it completely. Any fracture takes anywhere from 4-8 weeks to heal with proper immobility. ...Read more

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What causes my ankles to swell?

What causes my ankles to swell?

Many causes: It could be as simple as venous insufficiency due to age, especially in women to heart-failure, renal disease, liver disease and poor diet. It would be a good idea to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Painful ankles what could it be?

Painful ankles what could it be?

Depends: It depends on the timing, duration, characteristic, response to activity, time of day, and intensity. Could be arthritis, instability, tendon tear, ligament tear, impingement, extra bone, or nerve entrapment. ...Read more

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I twisted my ankles, what should I do?

I twisted my ankles, what should I do?

RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. See physician for significant injury. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fluid on the ankles?

Many causes: If it is peripheral edema the causes include an underlying medical reason- hypothyroidism, venous stasis/insufficiency, heart disease, excess sodium intake, diabetes, or caused by medication. If it is arising from the ankle joints think arthritis. In either case, see your doctor to get at the cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my ankles keep clicking?

Why might it be that my ankles keep clicking?

Many reasons: Possible air in joint, tendon or ligament out of position, arthritis and many more. X-ray would give a clue. ...Read more

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