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Foot And Ankle Injuries In Children
Yes: See a podiatrist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Have an assessment: It's important that if there is a concern about a foot/ankle injury, you want an expert to evaluate and determine if there is any disruption in structure or if there is any normal function that is compromised. Proper triage, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation is important to keep you going. Left untreated, it can affect you long term. If in doubt, have it checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need more info: Can't answer that without a lot more information. what happened...what hurts....how long.....swelling....limping....past treatments.... ...Read more
Exercise and bracing: Ankle sprains are the most common ligament injuries in sports and the most common injury in basketball. Studies show that completion of a program of physical therapy to restore motion, strength, and balance and continuing a maintenance program upon return to sports is the most effective way to reduce the risk of recurrent ankle sprains. Ankle bracing is an effective adjunct to therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have had an ankle injury for over 5years now. I did a series of treat,which only quieted the pain for a few months,now my feet feels stiff at times.
Need physical..: ..therapy or ankle exercises. You likely did not know to do ankle flexibility and strengthening exercises soon after your injury to maintain normal range of motion and muscle fiber conditioning. If you have pain, you may take some anti-inflammatory medicines such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. But ankle conditioning exercises will certainly improve your stiffness. ...Read more
Is it possible to step wrong into a small hole in the pavement and get a soft tissue injury on the top of the foot? Ankle is fine.
I have very dark purple areas on both my ankles and the tops of my feet and half way up my calves.... I've had no injuries and not been bitten. ?
If your ankles & feet are swollen for long periods of time is this something serious I should be worried about? It's not from an injury or anything.
I should be worried: if it was swollen in a short period of time because it could be related to heart , liver or kidney disease. Swollen for longer period of time could be due to orthostatic edema. Swelling of the ankles and feet is often an early symptom of venous insufficiency, a condition in which blood inadequately moves up the veins from the legs and feet up to the heart. See your doctor for confirmation. Best! ...Read more
Yes: It is not unusual to retain fluid as your activity is diminished. It generally resolves with normal activity. ...Read more
My knees and ankles are hurting due to flat feet, overpronation and old injuries. Is there a way to treat all of these conditions?
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