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Pain in ankles first thing in the morning when I get out of bed. 24 y/o, no medical problems.

Pain in ankles first thing in the morning when I get out of bed. 24 y/o, no medical problems.

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 more

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Ankle Pain (Definition)

It is simply that one's ankle hurts. A common scenario is that of an acute ankle sprain. Please ask again if there are more details or ...Read more


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Quick solution to ankle pain? Sprained it this morning.

Quick solution to ankle pain? Sprained it this morning.

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 more

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What causes me to have really bad ankle pain so I can't walk in the morning?

What causes me to have really bad ankle pain so I can't walk in the morning?

Usually arthtritis: One of the classic signs for arthritis is pain and stiffness of a joint first thing in the morning. Some say it feels like the bone have to get into place. Same symptoms can occur after you have been sitting down for a while. ...Read more

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I get an ankle pain when I wake up in the morning whichgoes away once I start walking. What could it be?

Could be: Arthritic pain or synovitis to ankle joint. If continues see podiatrist to head off something more serious. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See a doctor: These symptoms deserve a detailed evaluation. Without further information and the ability to examine you would not venture a guess, but would definitely see a good clinician. Hope this all works out well. ...Read more

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Left neck vein hurts when slightly pressed, fatigue, right wrist hurts upon movement, knee and ankle pain in the morning, no swelling, esr: 35 1st hour?

Left neck vein hurts when slightly pressed, fatigue, right wrist hurts upon movement, knee and ankle pain in the morning, no swelling, esr: 35 1st hour?

Possible Arthritis: Since you know your ESR is elevated, you have seen someone. Your symptoms strongly suggest arthritis or other type of inflammatory process. This needs further evaluation by your primary care doctor or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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 more

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16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement! ?

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 more

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Why do I have ankle pain?

Why do I have ankle pain?

Ankle pain: I highly recommend to seek a medical consult for a full evaluation of your ankle pain.


There are many causes. ...Read more

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What can cause ankle pain?

What can cause ankle pain?

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 more

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How can I relieve ankle pain?

How can I relieve ankle pain?

Ankle pain: The first thing is to get a diagnosis and then treatment can be discussed. ...Read more

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I am having severe ankle pain?

I am having severe ankle pain?

More info..: Hello,
Give us more info if possible. It is important to seek a specialist for an examination and get further imaging if this pain occurred after trauma or came out of no where. Feel better! ...Read more

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Any methods to alleviate ankle pain?

Any methods to alleviate ankle pain?

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 more

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Is there a way to control ankle pain?

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 more

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How to heal ankle pain without drugs?

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 more

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How can I get relief from ankle pain?

Depends: There are too many sources of ankle to pain list here. The treatment and the ability to control it would depend on an accurate diagnosis and workup. See a foot and ankle specialist for the right plan. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate severe ankle pain?

How can I alleviate severe ankle pain?

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 more

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Can you tell me why I have my ankle pain?

More Information: More information is required in order to address this. See a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) and describe the nature of the pain, when it started, whether there was an injury, and any other factors you can relate. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like ankle pain go away quickly?

Do symptoms like ankle pain go away quickly?

No: Unless you had a recent injury (mild sprain), ankle pain usually persists a long time because of the type of problem usually relating to arthritis or bone spurs at the joint (just to name a couple of many options). ...Read more

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I'm in chronic ankle pain. What should I do?

See a podiatrist: You need an evaluation to see why you are in chronic pain. ...Read more

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What could be causing this ankle pain? I an 90.

Several things: Ankle pain can be due to injury, strain/sprain or inflammation of tendons, ligaments or joints. Simple treatment is wearing a good, stiff soled shoe with good arch support, avoid barefoot and limit activity. If from an injury or if persistent, see your doctor. Dr l. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ankle pain, what can I do?

What to do if I have ankle pain, what can I do?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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What is this? I have severe lower and ankle pain

More Information: More information is required in order to address this. See a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) and describe the nature of the pain, when it started, whether there was an injury, and any other factors you can relate. ...Read more

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What are some things that cause outer ankle pain?

What are some things that cause outer ankle pain?

Sprained ligaments: Or tendonopathy to the peroneal tendons, or irritation of the sural nerve. Type of pain with aggravating factors can help narrow diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why am I having ankle pain when going downstairs?

See your doctor: It might indicate, arthritis, tendinitis, chronic lateral ankle instability or other issues. A doctor can provide for a specific diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a specific medical meaning of ankle pain?

Ankle pain: The medical meaning of ankle pain would be any pain that is specifically related to the tibiotalar joint though some patients will complain of "ankle pain" when the pain is actually originating from the adjacent subtalar joint or the tendons and ligaments of the ankle. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause serious ankle pain?

A number of things: Depending on the history of the patient it can range from chronic ankle instability to arthritis to neurological damage. This is something that should be evaluated promptly by a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more