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Ankle Pain Knee Injuries
A knee injury is a condition in which a person has a bruise, sprain, cut, or fracture in his knee. Fractures can be just cracks in a bone, or they can be displaced fractures, with the broken pieces out of place. Bruises appear with swelling, pain, and redness. Sprains occur in a joint that has been moved too ...Read more
Ankle and knee: The best protection is a good conditioning and strengthening program with knowledge of your limitations. Increase strengthening by 10% or so per week to limit stress injuries to bones and soft tissues. Some like bracing or taping, but very large studies show mostly placebo effects, unless specifically used to protect a known prior imbalance/injury. ...Read more
My 10 year old daughter complains of knee & ankle pain. She has had no injuries. What could it be?
Tightness of muscles: If your daughter is going into the period of rapid grow it may just be "growing pains" that is where the skeleton grows at a faster rate then the muscle can keep up with and may last for several years , responding to stretching and assurance. Best to have your daughter be check out by a doctor if it is a problem and possibly see a rheumatology if there are other symptoms elsewhere. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have severe foot/ankle pain without injury radiating up towards the knee with swelling to the ankle area?
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?
RICE: R.I.C.E. ( rest, ice, compression dressing, and elevation of the joint) not the food rice, is an excellent treatment plan for acute, mild injuries to joints. If pain persists or the injury is more severe than mild, a formal evaluation by a physician may be warranted. Consult your physician who knows your medical history in regards to recommendations for medications. ...Read more
I wake up from knee and ankle pain after about 1/2 hour of sleep. What maybe causing or release of pain?
Varies: There are a number of potential causes. If it is causing you enough trouble, i would encourage you to be seen. One common cause is a "sciatica" which is an irritation of the nerves in the back that can cause pain that runs from the knee to the ankle, but there are many other causes as well. Many of which have a pretty simple cure. ...Read more
Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankles and feet. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone swelling in these areas should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at: www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/foot ankle. ...Read more
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