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How can I deal with ankle stiffness?

How can I  deal with ankle stiffness?

Gently get going: Stiffness of the ankle can be due to an underlying arthritis, or do to soft tissue/muscle stiffness. Symptomatic relief with warm soaks or heating pads, gentle movement of the ankle joint to loosen it up can help. An oral antiinfiammatory can provide temporary relief. If the ankle stiffness is consistent or worsens, seek care from your podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Ankle Stiffness (Definition)

Ankle stiffness can described as a reduced range of movement of the foot at the ankle joint. The limitation can be mild, limited or not having motion at all. The most likely cause include paralysis, muscle and/or tendon weakness, bony or soft tissue ...Read more


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Why do I have ankle stiffness in the morning?

Why do I have ankle stiffness in the morning?

Several reasons: If you have injured the ankle it could be a response to injury. It could be from arthritis. If it continues, you shoud see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how to deal with ankle stiffness?

I'm wondering how to deal with ankle stiffness?

Heat and exercises: Heat may provide temporary relief as well as range of motion exercises or physical therapy. See specilaist if this persists for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Please help! I have ankle stiffness in the morning?

Stiffness: This can be classic morning gel associated with arthritis. To be sure , see your podiatrist for an exam and x rays. ...Read more

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What can be done for ankle stiffness in the morning?

What can be done for ankle stiffness in the morning?

Stiffness: The right thing to do is see your podiatrist for an evaluation and x rays. I won't list a website - there are phone books for that ..... ...Read more

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Ankle stiffness diminishes with ankle circles, right?

Ankle stiffness diminishes with ankle circles, right?

Not always: Depending on the cause of the ankle stiffness, motion might help to remove some of the stiffness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ankle stiffness?

What is the definition or description of: Ankle stiffness?

Range of motion.: Ankle stiffness can described as a reduced range of movement of the foot at the ankle joint. The limitation can be mild, limited or not having motion at all. The most likely cause include paralysis, muscle and/or tendon weakness, bony or soft tissue trauma, edema and arthritis. ...Read more

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How to deal with ankle stiffness on airplane?

How to deal with ankle stiffness on airplane?

Motion: While sitting in your seat just move the ankle up and down to keep it in motion. ...Read more

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Why is it that my ankle stiffness diminishes when i run?

Why is it that my ankle stiffness diminishes when i run?

Ankle: The range of motion is simply good for it . But, as stated an exam to be sure it isn't something else is on order. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the ankle stiffness diminishes when i run?

A few thoughts...: Could be arthritis as some people have start-up stiffness that diminishes after they get going. Also if there is swelling that is a component this may decrease with activity and allow greater range of motion. Could also be tendinopathy/paratenonitis. I would need more information to get you a definitive diagnosis and treatment. Go to www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle to make an appointment. ...Read more

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What causes aching pains in my legs, shooting pains in my heel/ankle, stiffness that hurts in my shoulders and neck?

What causes aching pains in my legs, shooting pains in my heel/ankle, stiffness that hurts in my shoulders and neck?

Some arthritis: Certain inflammatory joint diseases can cause diffuse symptoms like you describe. You may want to check if you have ever had an arthritis profile/bloodwork completed. If not, talk to your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Is swelling in front of ankle & stiffness when dorsiflex normal? Sprain occurred 10 weeks ago. There's no pain but is def weaker then good side.

Is swelling in front of ankle & stiffness when dorsiflex normal? Sprain occurred 10 weeks ago. There's no pain but is def weaker then good side.

See a physician: Simple ankle sprains can sometimes result in long term problems. Depending on the severity of the sprain, you may have damaged the soft tissue around the ankle along with the bone. Once the joint cartilage is damaged, painful arthritis can develop down the line. I would recommend evaluation by either an orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist. ...Read more

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If debridement and bone spur removal is done and ankle stiffness isn't resolved is ankle fusion next step? Is it to slow/stop arthritic progression?

Fusion last option: Fusion only if everything else has failed. Other options include steroid injection, cartilage "replacement" injection, arthroscopy (scope), athrodiastasis (a procedure including an external fixator to try to "expand" the ankle joint, physical therapy, ankle joint replacement surgery. Definition of arthritis is inflammation of the joint. Fusion eliminates the joint so it no longer exists. ...Read more

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I am experiencing medial ankle swelling, ankle stiffness, big toe pain because of pressure, for 4days now, what should I do?

Possible tendonitis: Unless you have injured the ankle, which you did not indicate. It sounds like you flared up your posterior tibial tendon. You can take antiinflamatory and start doing some stretching, some support in you shoes should feel good also. If it does not get better you should have it looked at. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling and ankle stiffness. The following also describes me: Difficulty moving joint. What should I do?

I am experiencing  ankle swelling and ankle stiffness. The following also describes me: Difficulty moving joint. What should I do?

Physiological splint: Important to consider whether or not the onset was sudden, possibly after an injury, or slow increasing over time. Also is there an increased temperature or color change to the ankle area. The swelling is actually a physiological cast applied by your body when decreased mobility is called for. If there is no decrease in symptoms, it would be wise to have the ankle evaluated. ...Read more

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Can ankle stiffness and shin pain as well as swelling be symptomatic of ankylosing splondylitis? My father was diagnosed a swell as older brother.

Can ankle stiffness and shin pain as well as swelling be symptomatic of ankylosing splondylitis? My father was diagnosed a swell as older brother.

No: These are not typical symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. The main symptoms are back stiffness and pain. Typically pain proves with activity and increases at rest. Other joint swelling, and a type of tendinitis called enthesopathy also occur and could cause the symptoms you describe but your description does not sound typical for this disease ...Read more

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How to treat ankle stiffness after ankle fracture? It has been 7 weeks after fracture and doctor has now advised full weight bearing.

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Ankle stiffness: Did you ask your doctor about the stiffness? If not, give him or her a call about it and bring up any other concerns you may have. ...Read more

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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more