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Dr. Milroy Samuel
42 doctors shared insights

Ankle Stiffness (Overview)

Ankle stiffness is a symptom in which a person has some difficulty moving one or both ankles. Stiffness can be caused by injury, arthritis, infection, etc.


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What causes aching pains in my legs, shooting pains in my heel/ankle, stiffness that hurts in my shoulders and neck?

What causes aching pains in my legs, shooting pains in my heel/ankle, stiffness that hurts in my shoulders and neck?

Some arthritis: Certain inflammatory joint diseases can cause diffuse symptoms like you describe. You may want to check if you have ever had an arthritis profile/bloodwork completed. If not, talk to your primary care physician. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
42 doctors shared insights

Ankle Stiffness (Overview)

Ankle stiffness is a symptom in which a person has some difficulty moving one or both ankles. Stiffness can be caused by injury, arthritis, infection, etc.


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What does it mean when the ankle stiffness diminishes when i run?

What does it mean when the ankle stiffness diminishes when i run?

A few thoughts...: Could be arthritis as some people have start-up stiffness that diminishes after they get going. Also if there is swelling that is a component this may decrease with activity and allow greater range of motion. Could also be tendinopathy/paratenonitis. I would need more information to get you a definitive diagnosis and treatment. Go to www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle to make an appointment. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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How can I deal with ankle stiffness?

How can I  deal with ankle stiffness?

Gently get going: Stiffness of the ankle can be due to an underlying arthritis, or do to soft tissue/muscle stiffness. Symptomatic relief with warm soaks or heating pads, gentle movement of the ankle joint to loosen it up can help. An oral antiinfiammatory can provide temporary relief. If the ankle stiffness is consistent or worsens, seek care from your podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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How can I deal with ankle stiffness?

Gently get going: Stiffness of the ankle can be due to an underlying arthritis, or do to soft tissue/muscle stiffness. Symptomatic relief with warm soaks or heating pads, gentle movement of the ankle joint to loosen it up can help. An oral antiinfiammatory can provide temporary relief. If the ankle stiffness is consistent or worsens, seek care from your podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Rest immediately after the injury
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Use ice to decrease swelling and pain
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Use compression such as a soft brace or bandage
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Keep injury elevated
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Why do I have ankle stiffness in the morning?

Several reasons: If you have injured the ankle it could be a response to injury. It could be from arthritis. If it continues, you shoud see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how to deal with ankle stiffness?

I'm wondering how to deal with ankle stiffness?

Heat and exercises: Heat may provide temporary relief as well as range of motion exercises or physical therapy. See specilaist if this persists for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Please help! I have ankle stiffness in the morning?

Stiffness: This can be classic morning gel associated with arthritis. To be sure , see your podiatrist for an exam and x rays. ...Read more

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What can be done for ankle stiffness in the morning?

What can be done for ankle stiffness in the morning?

Stiffness: The right thing to do is see your podiatrist for an evaluation and x rays. I won't list a website - there are phone books for that ..... ...Read more

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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more