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Ankle Weakness And Pain
Possible but: Possible but there are a number of other conditions that can lead to the same symptoms. ...Read more
Thorough checks need:
I suggest you see you foot doctor for a detailed assessment.
They can help you at least with a few symptoms for starters. ...Read more
Sprainankle 4yrs ago, ive had chronic ankle pain, weakness, instability, swelling for 4yrs. I've had help-doesnt get better. Doctor says give time. Thanks!
Instability: It is unlikely that if you have already given it 4 years and it is still causing problems that it will get better at this point by simply giving it more time. It is likely that you tore a ligament or ligaments in your ankle that just never healed. Choice would be either to live with it with it without some form of orthotic or consider a surgical opinion. ...Read more
Anything is: Possible. If you find yourself constantly rolling over your foot it's probably really happening. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it will cause weakness of surrounding musculature due to disuse atrophy. ...Read more
Need more info!: Sorry, we need more information. What kind of pain (sharp, dull, burning? Is the constant or off and on? How long have you had it? What treatment have you tried? Does it hurt with movement or not? Ask your question again, with more details and update your profile to include any medications, including supplements, you are taking, as well as any chronic medical conditions you may have. ...Read more
Injury?: Ankle issues in patients your age most commonly develop from a traumatic or overuse injury. Was there an injury or are you exercising/in training? Early treatment involves rest, ice, compression (with a brace or elastic wrap) and elevation. It's difficult to give you more advice without more information. If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
Do I have structural damage in ankle? Symptoms; swelling, pain all the time especially after working;, ankle weakness. I have sprained my ankle twice.
I have pain in my right calf as well as numbness and slight weakness when the calf foot or ankle is touched I feel pins and needles like it s been asl?
Old injury 2 knee & ankle. Quads r weak. Is weakness from injury or not being physically fit prior 2 injury. How long to build strength?
# of things - Dx 1st: Joint weakness can result from a number of different reasons. Get a diagnosis first. I would seek the attention of an orthopedic surgeon. One in your area can be found at www. Aaos. Org. ...Read more
Ankle retinaculum complete tear, tib ant bowstringing. Pain, weakness. Best to weaken/release gastroc or shorten tib ant to new diagonal alignment?
Varies: Varies somewhat on your specifics. Ideally, if it because of a tear in the extensor retinaculum, then a repair or reconstruction of that structure would be the most physiologic thing to do. Don't hesitate to discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
My husband recently felt pain &weakness in his left ankle. Scan says that it's elongated bone that presses on the neurological part. What should he do?
Follow up: With the doctor who ordered the scan and hear his suggestions. ...Read more
I am experiencing severe back pain and ankle pain. The following also describe me: Ankle swelling and ankle weakness. What should I do?
I am experiencing ankle pain. The following also describe me: Difficulty moving joint and ankle weakness. What should I do?
Be seen: If you are concerned, I would not hesitate to be seen. A detailed exam and possibly an X-ray will likely yield the cause. ...Read more
I am experiencing ankle pain and ankle weakness. The following also describe me: Unable to bend foot down, Foot tenderness to touch, and Difficult...
I would highly recommend you to see your primary care physician if, this has been going on for awhile. If, this was something acute, have someone take you to the nearest emergency room or urgent care to be evaluated and treated! In The meantime, you can take some ibuprofen for pain. Need more detailed history to be able to help,
Severe pain radiating from sciatica down back of leg behind knee to foot. Def weakness at ankle an numbness below knee. Help?!
Sciatica: These symptoms indicate that help is needed right away. See your neurologist or orthopedist asap. Good luck ...Read more
I have been experiencing a range of symptoms for 8 years it started with ankle pain and has grown to back pain light mucslespasm all over and weakness in my hand and stiff neck, they usually come in episodes sporadically and go the same way. Help?
Flu shot 2 weeks ago;no weakness;off&on tingling fingers/toes but that's not new; ankles and tops of feel less feeling than shins but not numb. Sound ok?
If the: Question is if your symptoms are due to flu shot, the answer is not. If you don't have any weakness, tingling or numbness slowly ascending from lower body to upper body you are ok. Sound you are walking well and your symptoms are more chronic than acute after the flu shot. Anxiety can trigger many of your symptoms. ...Read more
My knee and ankle occasionally feel weak though no true weakness or pain. ANA + (no utter listed) RF 18.4. SED RATE norm and rnp, Smith, SSA, SSB negative. Stress and anxiety last 6 months causing?
False positives: Many people have positive ANA or RF and still don't have lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. These are nonspecific tests, and need to be combined with clinical findings that suggest the disease. Psychological distress can definitely cause musculoskeletal discomfort. Your symptoms sound mild and not dangerous. Work with your doctor to control symptoms rather than more testing. Physical therapy may help. ...Read more
Burning pain above heel. Swelling beneath outer ankle. Pain increases when walkin especially on incomes or stairs. Heaviness and leg weakness to hip?
Problems linked?: Heaviness of the leg and hip weakness may be due to a back problem (L 3-4). This would not cause pain in the ankle (local process if there truly is some swelling) I would have the muscle CPK checked (on statin drug) the weakness in the legs is typically symmetrical if due to statin drugs but can be noticed on one side initially. If these problems persist you will need to be examined. ...Read more
My MRI scans are normal but I have weakness down left side and clonus in left ankle, I have all symptoms of MS but doctor won't do spinal tap?
Neurologist: I am presuming you are seeing a neurologist for this level of problem. If your MRI scans are totally normal that would make ms unlikely.... If your symptoms are stable and not changing/ moving that also makes it unlikely. See a neurologist or, if you already have, see another for a second opinion. ...Read more
My pulse in my right foot near ankle keeps jumping and at times it happen in both legs and arms together with weakness. Do you have a suggestion?
Foot Pulse Off: Your foot pulses are just a reflection of your heart pumping. Please check with your primary care doctor. The weakness could be a sign of heart issues, and you definitely want to get that checked out. Dr rich blake. ...Read more
I am experiencing ankle swelling, ankle pain, difficulty walking and ankle weakness. The following also describe me: Painful swollen joints, Unable to bear weight, and Joint swelling. What should I do?
Left hip and knee, ankle, arch of foot, pain, mussel cramps what is wrong? Numb, tingling, weakness, sitting or standing
Sounds like a nerve:
Issue, ie, spine lesion in the lower back. The areas you have problems with are from L1 level down to l5-s1. So get checked by pcp and possible referral to a spine doc /orthopod. You probably have arthritis (spondylitis) with some disc lesions.
Avoid bending, lifting heavy weight, including grand kids. Do regular exercises within limits of discomfort.
Losing wt + nsaids 4 pain, a ms relaxer also. ...Read more
I've been having weakness in lower legs to ankles & forearm to wrist for a week. Any idea what this could be? Heart murmur, split s2, taking toprol (metoprolol).
Dehydration: The signs and symptoms you are listing can be for dehydration. Light headed, tingling extremities and brain fog. Dehydration can occur if the core temperature is too high and not enough water with minerals are consumed to balance the problem. I prefer drinking a mineral infused water to replenish my body after exercising or training. Seek help from a physician. Rule out a mini stroke or TIA too. ...Read more
I am experiencing ankle swelling and ankle pain. The following also describe me: Foot tenderness to touch, Difficulty moving joint, and ankle weakness. What should I do? Had a fall in the street while traveling in Peru 9 1/2 weeks ago. Still complic
Post traumatic pain: There are many possibilities. One of the main ones to consider is fracture after your fall. Other considerations include soft tissue injury (tendons and ligaments) and osteochondral lesions (usually of the talus). With persistent signs and symptoms, you should see a physician and he or she will likely get XR. I hope this helps and that you get better soon. ...Read more
Have bad joint pain and weakness, very fatigued. No fever, no swelling, just a little inflamation in ankle. Some twitching by knees. What could it be?
Its hard to know: I see that you have fibromyalgia (FMS). Bad joint pain and fatigue are commonly seen in FMS. Knee twitching is unusual. I suspect it is related to poor sleep and muscle spasm, or possibly anxiety. If not done recently, checking basic electrolytes (calcium, magnesium, sodium) and thyroid function is reasonable. Make sure you see someone that is skilled in treating your FMS symptoms. ...Read more