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Doctor insights on: Ankle Trauma

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What causes swelling of the ankle that has no trauma?

What causes swelling of the ankle that has no trauma?

See below: It could be from standing all day or it could be from faulty valves in the veins of your legs. ...Read more

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Hit ankle now is swollen painful when walking and little toe and foot is cold what is wrong with it what treatment do I need?

Hit ankle now is swollen painful when walking and little toe and foot is cold what is wrong with it what treatment do I need?

Ankle: First you need to see a foot and ankle dr to get an x-ray to make sure there is no fracture and you should elevate it. Foot could be cold fot many reasos to many to mention here. ...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 your ankle elevated
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Any ways to get rid of ankle pain fast before a race?

Any ways to get rid of ankle pain fast before a race?

NSAIDS: Ice, rest and nsaids like Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) is the best you can do before a race. If you don't know why your ankle hurts you may want to see a doc to get it evaluated to prevent worsening of a condition. ...Read more

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I have a 3-week-old grade 2/3 ankle sprain. I have pain and repeated bruising in my calf with no new trauma--as my ankle gets better my calf get worse?

I have a 3-week-old grade 2/3 ankle sprain. I have pain and repeated bruising in my calf with no new trauma--as my ankle gets better my calf get worse?

Hematoma: Depending on where the bruise is you may have a hematoma secondary to muscle injury. Worst case scenario is a blood clot in the leg which should be looked at on an immediate basis. Either way, it's a good idea to seek follow up care for that as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Keep moving 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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Is there anything you can do to prevent ankle arthritis?

Is there anything you can do to prevent ankle arthritis?

Maybe: It depends on your past injuries to the area. If any type of injury has occurred then a brace may help support and provide some realignment to the joint. However, chances of arthritis developing greatly increase with any prior injury. Xray can be used to track progression of arthritis in the joint. ...Read more

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What kind of ankle support could I use while horse riding and other activities to give it more support as using a tubular bandage which is not giving any support as still have bad ankle trauma?

What kind of ankle support could I use while horse riding and other activities to give it more support as using a tubular bandage which is not giving any support as still have bad ankle trauma?

Elizabeth -: I see you asked a lot of questions regarding ankle pain/trauma. I would not recommend horseback riding until you have a diagnosis and treatment plan for your ankle. YOu may be making it worse. The pain you express needs attention. Taking NSAIDS, pain killers and steroids is not so healthy for you….good luck ...Read more

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Since having asthma and ankle trauma in October I have trouble sleeping due to chest tightness and pain which have seen several doctors over the period but still nothing helping was fine before?

Since having asthma and ankle trauma in October I have trouble sleeping due to chest tightness and pain which have seen several doctors over the period but still nothing helping was fine before?

Few possibilities: Are you still taking pain medication because of the ankle trauma? Narcotic pain medication can cause respiratory problems (known as respiratory depression), especially if you are taking it regularly. Another possibility is pulmonary embolism, caused by a blood clot that travels through the blood stream into the lungs--lastly, the asthma could be exacerbated either from the stress or meds... ...Read more

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I have dark bluish spots in front of both ankles, no trauma?

I have dark bluish spots in front of both ankles, no trauma?

Leg spots: Additional information would be helpful. Do the lesions hurt, does the color blanch out when you press on them, are they raised, are they getting larger? ...Read more

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I have a bone sticking out my inner right ankle. No trauma but I do have hypermobile ankles.?

I have a bone sticking out my inner right ankle. No trauma but I do have hypermobile ankles.?

U must 1st compare-: -2 the other side. If you R thin, boney landmarks become more visible. Also if U have done something to irritate that side, shoes, bumping it, then there May B some swelling that makes it more noticeable. No pain no foul. The bone U see-feel is the medial malleolus, & is not a sign of laxity. ...Read more

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Bone hurts where peroneal tendon ascends up the leg (above ankle). No trauma or injury. X-ray normal. Palpation causes sensitivity and pain. Plz help?

Bone hurts where peroneal tendon ascends up the leg (above ankle). No trauma or injury. X-ray normal. Palpation causes sensitivity and pain. Plz help?

See below: Sounds like a strain or sprain. Try to use a wrap or brace to control the tendon motion. If no help in a week see a doctor ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the ankle that has no trauma?

See below: It could be from standing all day or it could be from faulty valves in the veins of your legs. ...Read more

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If there was no trauma to ankles and they swell then bruise very painful and pain and bruising in thighs?

If there was no trauma to ankles and they swell then bruise very painful and pain and bruising in thighs?

Consider specialist: Check with your primary care physician first, but they may send you to a vascular specialist and/or a hematologist based on your medical history. ...Read more

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With hardware in ankle, could a relatively minor trauma cause the bone to break which otherwise might not have happened if there had not been a plate?

With hardware in ankle, could a relatively minor trauma cause the bone to break which otherwise might not have happened if there had not been a plate?

Not generally: In general a plate strengthens the bone by allowing healing without movement. Once the initial fracture has healed, the plate will not make it more likely to break that bone. It is possible, however, if the plate is still very fresh, that the screw sites will not yet have fully healed, and minor trauma might cause some damage in a freshly plated bone fracture. ...Read more

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Woke up with right ankle swelling with no possible trauma. What can cause this?

Woke up with right ankle swelling with no possible trauma. What can cause this?

Heart, Liver, Kidney: Disease and decreased function as well as increased salt intake, stopping diuretics, will all lead to swelling, but usually involve both legs. One side, maybe from pressure on the veins draining that side. Do you have any swelling in the groin/belly on that side?
Worth a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain in my ankle without a bruise. This comes and goes. It's sensitive to touch like a bruise but I have not had any form of trauma to the area?

I have pain in my ankle without a bruise. This comes and goes. It's sensitive to touch like a bruise but I have not had any form of trauma to the area?

Support: Inadequate foot support can lead to excessive strain on muscles, joints and ligaments. Try more supportive shoes, inserts, ice/heat. Is there swelling? Ankle support may help. If persists, see ankle specialist. ...Read more

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Been having foot problem for a few days, pain in left ankle and arch, No major trauma, just been on feet on hard floors and hard outside surfaces?

Arch pain: Walking on hard surfaces are responsible for arch and heel pain. Get into supportive sneakers with an arch support inside.
Sounds like Posterior Tibial tedinitis. You can look it up and see if it applies to you. ...Read more

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My fourth toe (on right foot only) became swollen with no trauma 3 days ago. Swelling now spread to foot/ankle. No bug bite I'm aware of.

My fourth toe (on right foot only) became swollen with no trauma 3 days ago. Swelling now spread to foot/ankle. No bug bite I'm aware of.

Be seen: I would definitely be seen. The concern would be if you have some type of infectious process that is spreading up your foot. An exam and lab work would go a long way in making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have knee, calf and foot pain with no trauma or injury to my leg. Onset was sudde My leg feels heavy as if I were wearing ankle weights.

I have knee, calf and foot pain with no trauma or injury to my leg. Onset was sudde My leg feels heavy as if I were wearing ankle weights.

Immediate Care....: You might be a great candidate for the formation of a clot in your leg. No injury is needed and the symptoms can vary. Whenever the calf is involved, your safest bet is to have it checked out asap. A failure to identify and treat this possibility could be disastrous. ...Read more

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I am having pain in my right hip and the pain goes down my right leg to my ankle. My knee hurts more when I bend it. There has been no trauma.

I am having pain in my right hip and the pain goes down my right leg to my ankle. My knee hurts more when I bend it. There has been no trauma.

Get it evaluated: Get it evaluated by an orthopedist or rheumatologist. If the pain runs down the back of the leg it is sciatica and not hip disease. ...Read more

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The top of my left foot right b4 the ankle joint is swollen and hurts quite a bit. Have it elevated but not much relief. No trauma/injury. Hurt to up?

The top of my left foot right b4 the ankle joint is swollen and hurts quite a bit. Have it elevated but not much relief. No trauma/injury. Hurt to up?

See a podiatrist: It might be caused by arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, ganglion or be due to an underlying bone disorder. A proper examination and [likely] x-ray studies will help establish a diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I have a 3-week-old grade 2/3 ankle sprain. I have pain and repeated bruising in my calf with no new trauma--as my ankle gets better my calf get worse?

Hematoma: Depending on where the bruise is you may have a hematoma secondary to muscle injury. Worst case scenario is a blood clot in the leg which should be looked at on an immediate basis. Either way, it's a good idea to seek follow up care for that as soon as possible. ...Read more