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Can I Take Lyrica For My Knee An Ankle Pain
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
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
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
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
Get orthotics: You may be experiencing shin splints from repetitive stress on the tibia. If you are bow legged that will only increase that stress. Orthotics help level your ankle and tibia and reduce this tendency. You may also have posterior tibial tendonitis which is also similar and due to lack of support for your feet. Recommend stretching of your calf muscles and seek help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get evaluated: Several things could be going on. Cold feet can be a result of poor blood flow. This can cause pain in an extremity. Another possibility is nerve damage which could cause you to believe your foot is cold. Finally, the pain and cold symptoms may be unrelated. Either way, an evaluation by your primary care physician would be a good place to start. ...Read more
12 yr old complains of knee and ankle pain when sitting.not all the time. Could it be growing pains ?
Doubtful.: Growing pains usually stop by age 7. Knee pain in this age group is usually Osgood-Schlatter's syndrome. Ankle pain in this age group is usually Sever's apophysitis. Both conditions are stress fractures to growth cartilage. Both happen in highly active kids. Both heal with rest and stretching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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