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Can ankle pain be tied to previous or current knee injuries?

Can ankle pain be tied to previous or current knee injuries?

Compensation injury: Simple answer is yes. You can get a compensation ankle or hip injury after a knee injury from transfer of stress. ...Read more

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Dr. Frank Holmes
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Knee Injuries (Definition)

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


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What protection should I have against ankle and knee injuries?

What protection should I have against ankle and knee injuries?

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

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Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Crocs are: For the most part very comfortable. There are medical versions which are a bit more supportive. I'd suggest that they are less likely to cause injury than the omnipresent flip-flop. ...Read more

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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 more

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I have severe foot/ankle pain without injury radiating up towards the knee with swelling to the ankle area?

I have severe foot/ankle pain without injury radiating up towards the knee with swelling to the ankle area?

See a doctor: It could be a stress fracture (these can happen with no known trauma), arthritis, tendinitis among other things. A proper diagnosis can establish what and where the problem is, and get you started on recovery. ...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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What can cause ankle pain and knee pain on the right side of my body?

What can cause  ankle pain and  knee pain on the right side of my body?

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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I wake up from knee and ankle pain after about 1/2 hour of sleep. What maybe causing or release of pain?

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

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How to treat knee calf ankle pain?

How to treat knee calf ankle pain?

Instability: An orthotic or ankle brace may help to stabilize your feet and reduce the pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat knee and ankle pain from falling off a bike?

What is the best way to treat knee and ankle pain from falling off a bike?

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

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Steven Sheskier
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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