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Ankle Pain First Thing In The Morning
Start Arthritis??: Pain first thing in the morning when a person gets out of bed or after being seated for a while is often the first sign of an inflammation of the ankles (arthritis). It usually goes after after a "loosening up" period but as it worsens will recur after activities or the end of the day. See a doctor to evaluate the pain and some blood tests may be in order to rule out an inflammatory disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RICE/POLICE: Rest ice compression elevation. An update mnemonic is protection optimal loading ice compression elevation. The key is active recovery not just staying off it: first, get swelling down (hence rice), then re-establish range of motion, strength, and finally fine-tune agility/high level activities (ol). Physical therapy can help optimize your outcome. See a sports med specialist to get started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get an ankle pain when i wake up in the morning whichgoes away once i start walking. What could it be?
Knee and top of ankle pain, swelling, right leg. No injury. Began at end of strep. Pain flares when walking and in morning unexplained bruising/bumps?
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Is 50 mg amitriptyline taken at bedtime good for chronic ankle pain? After my first dose, I'm pain free but extremely sleepy. Is that result of dose
Chronic ankle pain: Best approach is to find the cause of the chronic ankle pain and treat it at the root. Topical medications may prove to be beneficial and help avert systemic side effects. Feeling sleepy is a common side effect of Amitriptyline. Your doctor may suggest starting it at a lower dose such as 10 or 25 mg at bedtime and titrating upwards as indicated and as tolerated. ...Read more
If I have high slighty high uric acid and water retention and ankle pain could I have kidney disease? The ankle pain started first a few months ago.
Could be gout: There could be many different things contributing here. One possibility is the problems are not related... The both water retention and ankle pain could be from being overweight if that is a concern. Another possibility is that you can have gout , which is when elevated uric acid deposits crystals in joints which cause pain. You should review these findings with the doctor that ordered the lab. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement!
Physical Therapy: Congenital Ichthyosis is a genetic disorder; presents at birth with blisters of skin; progresses to thickened, marked scaling of skin; worse over flexural creases of joints & more. Treatment is mainly supportive. Tight skin limits joint range of motion. Increasing your physical activity can help which is why you get relief with movement. See doctor to begin physical therapy; Yoga helps too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See an orthopaedist: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the ankles. These are very nonspecific symptoms. I recommend that someone pain pain that is not easily relieved by rest and otc medications be seen by an orthopedic surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www.Aaos.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnose before: Treatment. Dr. Dharia's recommendations are right-on if your ankle hurts due to an injury (which you didn't say). There are other causes for an ankle to hurt that are not related to an injury. It's important to have a diagnosis before any treatment. Go see a podiatrist or orthopedist and find out what's causing your ankle pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Depends on what is causing the pain. If it's from arthritis, steroid injections, anti inflammatories and bracing may bring relief. If it's an infection, antibiotics are needed. If it's broken, surgery may be required. I would recommend evaluation by either a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ankle pain: Ankle pain is a complex animal....And, before you can heal the pain, you have to know the cause... For example, chronic or acute synovitis, impingement lesion, joint effusion, chronic strained ligaments...Just to name a few. 1st, find out what is wrong, and then ask your choices.. See a specialist, get examined..X-ray, mri..Whatever is needed, and then you will know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle Pain: The only way to get relief....Is to first, find out the cause....Only then, can you get a solid answer.... Causes of ankle pain are to numerous to list here. See a specialist, get an exam, possibly and x-ray and mri...Maybe even blood work.... Find the cause and you will find the answer.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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