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Would crutches be helpful for morning pain of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Finding it hard to stand/walk. Muscle spasms and severe pain in back & ankles ?

Would crutches be helpful for morning pain of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Finding it hard to stand/walk. Muscle spasms and severe pain in back & ankles
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Yes: Bilateral crutches or a walker will off weight the low back and hips significantly. See a pain doctor to look for other ways to decrease this pain as well ...Read more

Dr. Michael Nelson
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Spondylitis (Definition)

An inflammatory condition of the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. Spondy = spine ...Read more


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Have knee, ankle & tendon swelling due to Ankylosing Spondylitis , will soaking it in Epsom salt and cold water help?

Have knee, ankle & tendon swelling due to Ankylosing Spondylitis , will soaking it in Epsom salt and cold water help?

Unlikely: The treatment of your ankylosing spondylitis should include anti-inflammatory medication!!! This should also be sufficient to treat your ankle/tendon swelling unless something ELSE is going on (eg GOUT can be worsened by some anti-inflammatory medications) Consult with your Rheumatologist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is ankle otis spondolitis?

What is ankle otis spondolitis?

AS: Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritis that primarily affects the spine. However, it can affect other places of the body as well. Here is a good website for patients: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/ankylosing-spondylitis/ds00483. ...Read more

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Can ankle stiffness and shin pain as well as swelling be symptomatic of ankylosing splondylitis? My father was diagnosed a swell as older brother.

Can ankle stiffness and shin pain as well as swelling be symptomatic of ankylosing splondylitis? My father was diagnosed a swell as older brother.

No: These are not typical symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. The main symptoms are back stiffness and pain. Typically pain proves with activity and increases at rest. Other joint swelling, and a type of tendinitis called enthesopathy also occur and could cause the symptoms you describe but your description does not sound typical for this disease ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose weight around the ankles?

What is the best way to lose weight around the ankles?

Same as anywhere: You may lose weight around your ankles aa you lose weight inwould general. You may have some swelling in your ankles that may be helped with compression or exercise. ...Read more

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What would you suggest to help me lose fat with an ankle injury?

What would you suggest to help me lose fat with an ankle injury?

Stationary bike.: You could ride a stationary bike, which should not irritate your injured ankle, but still can burn calories and lose fat. ...Read more

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I try losing weight by cutting back my food but no results ,I excerised but with my ankle messed up I can't do much ? What should I do?

I try losing weight by cutting back my food but no results ,I excerised but with my ankle messed up I can't do much ? What should I do?

Non weight bearing: Incorporating non-weight bearing exercises into your regimen while you are injured will help you lose weight and improve your overall health. Things like swimming and water aerobics would be ideal, or you could work with a Pilates or yoga instructor who can work on a specialized program for you. ...Read more