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Why do I have 2 ankle bones?

Why do I have 2 ankle bones?

Your normal: Your ankle is made up of 3 bones, the tibia (your leg bone on the inside), your fibula (your leg bone on the outside), and your talus (your ankle bone on the foot). The fibula only takes 12% of your weight, from your leg. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Do ankle bones that heal, heal back stronger?

Do ankle bones that heal, heal back stronger?

No: Studies show that a healed fracture has the same strength as the surrounding bone. It is neither stronger and weaker; the one caveat is that there are times during the healing process where it may be weaker and stronger, but once the healing process finishes, it is equal in strength. ...Read more

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How long is the healing time for wiring two ankle bones together?

How long is the healing time for wiring two ankle bones together?

Ankle fusion?: Assuming you mean an ankle fusion, about three months for bones to fuse, ~ 6 months for swelling to resolve, strength to return. ...Read more

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My ankle bones are too weak I cant bend fastly and it hurt when I unbalance?

My ankle bones are too weak I cant bend fastly and it hurt when I unbalance?

MBB ankle brace and: This type of brace combined with physical therapy can be used to rehab your ankles and return strength and function. ...Read more

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If I have a cut near my ankle and now my ankle is stuff, could I have caused my ankle bones to be infected?

If I have a cut near my ankle and now my ankle is stuff, could I have caused my ankle bones to be infected?

Yes: If the infection gets into bone called osteomyelitis would need long term antibiotic and also this causes increased pain in this area. ...Read more

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I have puffy pouches, size of walnuts, in front of my outside ankle bones, what causes this, I don't see them on other people?

Effusion?: Some individuals build up fluid in their joints. This is called an effusion. You may weant to seek the care of an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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Why do I have 2 ankle bones on both feet?

Why do I have 2 ankle bones on both feet?

Three bones: The ankle is a joint made up of 3 bones (tibia, fibula, and talus) and it has multiple bones to allow motion in the joint. It's designed to maximize up and down motion with stability. ...Read more

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I was told that my ankle bones do not align. I am in a lot of pain to walk. What can I do?

I was told that my ankle bones do not align. I am in a lot of pain to walk. What can I do?

Foot/ankle gait exam: Get a full orthopedic or podiatric work up. Bracing, orthotics, trigger point injections or get a surgical consult as any one of these may help you get relief. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of broken ankle bones compared to just a bad sprain?

What are symptoms of broken ankle bones compared to just a bad sprain?

Both hearts: The symptoms of both pain and deformity discolored skin, but when you examine the person with broken bones he will have tenderness were the bone broken were is no ligament, of course the x-ray will help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I twisted my ankle about 4 month and now when I walk it clicks and I get pain between the ankle bones!

I twisted my ankle about 4 month and now when I walk it clicks and I get pain between the ankle bones!

Ankle Sprain: You should see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment. You may benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more

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My talus' (the 2 "ankle bones") on the right foot are more "salient" than the ones on the left. Can salient talus cause pain?

My talus' (the 2 "ankle bones") on the right foot are more "salient" than the ones on the left. Can salient talus cause pain?

I am not sure: I understand your question. A talus is one bone not two. Are you implying the talus bulges out more? In any event maybe one of your feet flattens more than the other? Is that possible? Also, it is possible you are suffering from posterior tibial tendonitis. Certainly, if you have pain -i would recommend a visit to the foot doc. ...Read more

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After havin an MRI doctors noticed a swollen sac inside the ankle bones. They want to remove by cutting the bones then replanting new bones. Please help?

After havin an MRI doctors noticed a swollen sac inside the ankle bones. They want to remove by cutting the bones then replanting new bones. Please help?

Bone cyst: Bone cysts occur throughout the body. Surgical treatment is to remove the cyst and pack it with bone either from your body or from a lab. Depending on the size of the cyst, and type follow up will vary. ...Read more

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Golf-ball-sized areas of swelling behind (beside) my ankle bones. 33, female. No discoloration, no pain. Overweight, no hypertension. Non-smoker.

Golf-ball-sized areas of swelling behind (beside) my ankle bones. 33, female. No discoloration, no pain. Overweight, no hypertension. Non-smoker.

Ankle swelling: I am glad you do not have hypertension and don't smoke but being overweight is not good at your age. You need to see a specialist about this.
More important for now, you must see a foot specialist about your ankle swelling.

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I was sitting down and hit my inside ankle bones against each other and now I have to walk on my toes on my one foot could I have broke something?

I was sitting down and hit my inside ankle bones against each other and now I have to walk on my toes on my one foot could I have broke something?

An X-ray: Would help determine if there is a break. No sense in guessing, especially if you are having an issue walking. In the event you did break something you could be making the issue worse by walking. ...Read more

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How do I know if my ankle bones are misaligned after an ankle sprain? My doc didn't realign my ankle bones by joint manipulation. Is this compulsory

How do I know if my ankle bones are misaligned after an ankle sprain? My doc didn't realign my ankle bones by joint manipulation. Is this compulsory

Ankle sprain: If you had an x-ray which I'm sure you did it would show if bones would be in improper position which would be a dislocation. If you had x-ray then no it's not compulsory. ...Read more

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How can a bone fragment in my ankle be treated?

Depends: On symptoms. If its an old injury and painful the fragment can be removed or fixated back into the leg. If acute injury immobilize. If its not painful treatment may not be necessary. ...Read more

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What can cause sacs of fuild on my ankle bone?

See your doctor: There are several causes of fluid or edema around your ankles. It could be a venous problem, arthritis, medication, chf, kidney disease. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have an ankle problem, damaged ligament or bone?

I have an ankle problem, damaged ligament or bone?

Could be both: See a podiatrist for evaluation and x/ray studies to determine origin of you ankle pain. ...Read more

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What causes subchondral bone edema in my ankle?

What causes subchondral bone edema in my ankle?

Subchondral edema: Subchonral bone edema in your ankle typically occurs after an injury like an ankle sprain. Usually associated with a talar done lesion. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle with bone chips how long to heal?

Ankle chips: I would give it several months to see if the problem resolves. Just because there are chips in there doesn't mean it will be symptomatic. If it continues to be painful see a podiatrist for possible removal which probably could be done arthroscopically. ...Read more

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Docs, what's the cause of bone edema in my ankle?

Docs, what's the cause of bone edema in my ankle?

Injury: Edema in the ankle is usually due to some type of trauma. ...Read more

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What would cause multiple bone spurs in my feet/ankles?

What would cause multiple bone spurs in my feet/ankles?

Bone spurs: Bone spurs to the feet and ankles are most often caused from trauma or arthritis (wear and tear to the joints) or in the case of the calcaneous (heel bone) can be from Enthesopathy (pulling of soft tissue from bone). This can be cause from the tendon or ligament from being too tight and resulting in a chronic pulling off situation. See your podiatrist and he/she can help. ...Read more

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A popping ankle bone after injury, should I be concerned?

Popping ankle: This could be a issue that you need to have looked at.
There can be a tendon that moves around a structure (bone) and this can tear the tendon. Easier to take care of before real damage is done. ...Read more

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Can frequent ankle or bone related injuries lead to cancer?

Can frequent ankle or bone related injuries lead to cancer?

No: There is no known relationship between bone or joint trauma and cancer. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of leaving a broken ankle bone untreated?

If displaced it coul: If the ankle fracture is displace it could result in instability of the ankle joint leading to deformity arthritis and pain. If the fracture is non-displaced immobilization will allow it to heal uneventfully. You should see your doctor for care. ...Read more

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Trimaleolar ankle fx with perfect bone alignment, why do I need surgery?

Trimaleolar ankle fx with perfect bone alignment, why do I need surgery?

Very unstable break: While it is good that the bones are well aligned this is a very unstable fracture. You are at great risk of it not healing well, which will greatly impact your function. Surgery is the right step! ...Read more