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Cause Of Foot And Ankle Injuries
What causes a swollen & painful ankle/foot WITHOUT any injury? Also discoloration/bruising on the inside ankle. Very hard to put any weight on it
Pain without injury: There can be many different reasons for pain and swelling to an area without trauma. Some common reasons are infection, tendonitis, gout, joint inflammation and reaction to an insect bite. I recommend being seen in person or virtually for a proper work-up, diagnosis and treatment plan. If you have a fever, pain out of proportion or see red streaking you will need immediate treatment. ...Read more
Yes, and, no!: Certainly this is a weight and sporting activity question. I asume you are primarily considering running. Most of the sub-saharan african runners, who run barefoot, have done so for long periods of time, and are literally, lungs on sticks. Proper footwear is otherwise essential. Cannot even imagine my mountain bikling without footwear! ...Read more
After sitting for a half hour or longer, when I get up to walk both my feet and ankles are painful. What could cause that? No injury or swelling.
Plantar fasciitis : Is the most likely culprit. It's hallmark is pain in the heel after rest. ...Read more
What causes moderate achy pain in whole foot, ankle and shin? No swelling. No known injury. 29-f healthy.
What are the likely causes of my symtpom of no injury/no pain bruising on the inside of both feet just below the ankle?
I have a swollen right foot and ankle no injury its been this way about a week. I was an iv drug user for awhile what could be the cause?
Causes of one sided non pitting edema right foot and ankle, no known injury, no pain? No change for 10 days. Otherwise healthy. Thanks.
Be aware: This could be a sign of a blood clot - a so called deep vein thrombosis, although this type of swelling tends to be pitting. Nonpitting edema tends to be from lymphatic obstuction or from deposition of certain substances like you see with hypothyroidism(though this tends to be bilateral - on both sides). Nonetheless, you should get this looked at by a doctor sooner rather than later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No injury. Have outer ankle/foot pain for > 3 weeks no swelling/bruiseing antinflammatories & icing but pain is worse. Clean xrays, dr gave no cause.
What would cause sudden pain and swelling on the top of left foot and ankle, no known injury and no heart prob.
Pitting edema around ankles one week after ankle injury. No pain, just discomfort, causes whole foot to swell after standing. Treatment options?
Common: Injuries disrupt the flow of the lymphatics. This results in swelling. It is only temporary. Solution: Co-band wrap or Ace-wrap for ~1week and, keep using it (unless real painful) [if bruising, you may need an x-ray] ...Read more
Two weeks after torn knee cartlidge. Now swelling of leg from knee down to foot.ankle is really swollen. Can this injury cause generalized swelling?
Blood clot?: Swelling of one lower leg, especially after an injury, can be a sign of a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis). This is serious, because if you have a DVT, parts of the clot can break off and spread through your circulation to your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolus, which is very dangerous! Please go to an ER now. ...Read more
My foot/ankle keeps popping after injury 6 months ago with every movement. Dr said could be a post traumatic cyst? Could this cause those symptoms
Trip injury to left knee&ankle 3mos ago. Knee Xray normal but top of foot continues to swell&hurt with walking on&off ~every week. Causes limping. ?
Can resting sprained ankle/no rehab and limping for months after the injury cause achilles tightness and bottom of foot pain(metatarsalgia, plantar f)?
Compensation....: Limping for months, with or without pain, can cause a change in the mechanics of your normal walk. This is known as compensatory change or compensation. As the body compensates, you can expect that new problems such as muscle tightness and weight shifting will develop. Treating these new symptoms can be even more challenging than treating the original ones. A Healthtap specialist can help. ...Read more
Standing up: if you are standing up too long this could also impact your ankle and foot joints and cause swelling. Also depending on the type of shoes you wear. If you wear high heeled shoes when working and standing then the ankles swell. So try to elevate you legs as much as possible. If you are very concerned consult a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Possible iron: Deposition in the skin escaping from broken blood vessels. ...Read more
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