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How To Hurt Your Ankle On Purpose
Heels do not: Necessarily cause ankle swelling. Varicose veins, or venous valve damage can cause swelling from a mechanical perspective. High blood pressure or cardiac abnormalities, kidney disease, side effects of medicine, too much salt in your diet are some of the reasons. You should see your internist for a history and physical. ...Read more
Need more info: Your question is too broad. Need more info. Pain in the ankles can be caused by multiple things including swelling and can be influenced by many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the the pain, does it swell, did you injure it, etc. Get checked. ...Read more
ANKLE OR HEEL BONE:
Is it the back of the ankle, or back of the heel bone? If the ankle-type of pain, how long, sudden or gradual onset, getting better/worse, what makes it feel worse or better, tried any OTC analgesics? Any trauma? I would need answers to these questions to help you with a diagnosis.
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Many possibilities: Pain in that area could be due to trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, inflammation, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal (bony over growth) or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. Have it evaluated by a professional. ...Read more
Damage.: Swelling and blue are good indicators that something is amiss with the ankle. There are certain conditions that could make traumatic conditions painless. Without more history, it would be best to have your ankle examined to make sure that there is nothing seriously wrong. ...Read more
Deep inside.: I am not sure as to exactly what is meant by "inside" of my ankle. It could mean the medial side (big toe side), or actually deep inside your ankle joint. Either way, there is a lot of structure involved in the ankle. An evaluation by a specialist is the best way to interpret your symptoms and move on discovering your problem. ...Read more
Depends on type: Ankle sprains could have a great variation from a mild sprain of the outer ankle to high ankle or more serious outside and inside ankle. Also you could tear tendons on the outside part of the ankle called peroneal tendons and fractures: ankle fracture, the 5th metatarsal or talus. You need a podiatrist to exam and diagnose you before you could get an answer. Stop exercise immediately! ...Read more
Evaluation: I would recommend evaluation by a certified podiatrist. ...Read more
Yes: If the pain is not getting better you need to have it examined to determine the problem. ...Read more
Ankle sprain: See pcp/sports medicine/er doc for evaluation, x-ray (if indicated), treatment. Rest it, ice it to decrease swelling, ace bandage for compression & stability, elevate it to reduce swelling & pain; NSAID for pain & inflammation. Use crutches if too painful for weight bearing. ...Read more
Ankle pain: There can be many reasons for this that can be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon. X-rays will be taken and possibly an mri. These are done to evaluate for possible internal joint pathology. These can include scar tissue, torn cartilage and other osseous lesions. Sometimes an injection is done to confirm the pain originates from inside the joint. ...Read more
See your doctor: Recommend a splint, rest, ice, compression and elevation. Pain medication as needed. I recommend you be seen by a doctor right away as if your ankle is broken, it needs to be evaluated and severity determined so that it can be properly treated to give you the best outcome. ...Read more
Does it still:
Can you walk and or run without pain? ...Read more
See MD: See a doctor to be examined at your earliest convenience. ...Read more
See a specialist.: Se an orthopedic foot/anlke specialist, who will obtain xrays, and provide appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Yes: It would be worthwhile if you are in pain. ...Read more
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