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Home Remedies For 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
What causes aching pains in my legs, shooting pains in my heel/ankle, stiffness that hurts in my shoulders and neck?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Experiencing ankle swelling, ankle pain and ankle stiffness. Haven't had an injury. Taken off hydroxychloroquine 400mg 1 week ago by rheumatologist. ?
This is most: likely an arthritic flare caused by coming off the hydroxychloroquine. Call your rheumatologist and see if s/he suggests alternative management. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing ankle stiffness, ankle pain, hot flashes, low back pain, pain shooting down the leg, sciatica and severe back pain. The followin...
Get examined: This site is for specific problems or questions. Close your computer and get examined and tested. ...Read more
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