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Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Ankle Pain (Definition)

It is simply that one's ankle hurts. A common scenario is that of an acute ankle sprain. Please ask again if there are more details or ...Read more


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Hypermoble -rt lateral ankle pain 2mnths. Can't stand on toes or pain on back outer side. Constantly wear brace for support. Pain throbs and sharp.

Hypermoble -rt lateral ankle pain 2mnths. Can't stand on toes or pain on back outer side. Constantly wear brace for support. Pain throbs and sharp.

ANKLE SPRAIN?: Is this the result of turning your ankle? You should have xrays, stress xrays, and if not improving after several weeks of treatment, maybe an MRI. ...Read more

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Why do I have ankle pain?

Why do I have ankle pain?

Ankle pain: I highly recommend to seek a medical consult for a full evaluation of your ankle pain.


There are many causes. ...Read more

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How can I relieve ankle pain?

How can I relieve ankle pain?

Ankle pain: The first thing is to get a diagnosis and then treatment can be discussed. ...Read more

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I am having severe ankle pain?

More info..: Hello,
Give us more info if possible. It is important to seek a specialist for an examination and get further imaging if this pain occurred after trauma or came out of no where. Feel better! ...Read more

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How can I get relief from ankle pain?

Depends: There are too many sources of ankle to pain list here. The treatment and the ability to control it would depend on an accurate diagnosis and workup. See a foot and ankle specialist for the right plan. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate severe ankle pain?

How can I alleviate severe ankle pain?

Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why I have my ankle pain?

More Information: More information is required in order to address this. See a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) and describe the nature of the pain, when it started, whether there was an injury, and any other factors you can relate. ...Read more

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I'm in chronic ankle pain. What should I do?

I'm in chronic ankle pain. What should I do?

See a podiatrist: You need an evaluation to see why you are in chronic pain. ...Read more

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What could be causing this ankle pain? I an 90.

Several things: Ankle pain can be due to injury, strain/sprain or inflammation of tendons, ligaments or joints. Simple treatment is wearing a good, stiff soled shoe with good arch support, avoid barefoot and limit activity. If from an injury or if persistent, see your doctor. Dr l. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ankle pain, what can I do?

What to do if I have ankle pain, what can I do?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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What is this? I have severe lower and ankle pain

More Information: More information is required in order to address this. See a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) and describe the nature of the pain, when it started, whether there was an injury, and any other factors you can relate. ...Read more

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Why am I having ankle pain when going downstairs?

See your doctor: It might indicate, arthritis, tendinitis, chronic lateral ankle instability or other issues. A doctor can provide for a specific diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do about ankle pain after almost any activity?

What can I do about ankle pain after almost any activity?

Ankle pain: Ice will quell the pain and inflammation. More important is to find out what is wrong with the ankle and address the problem more defintively. ...Read more

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What can I do for constant ankle pain? Nothing is working!

What can I do for constant ankle pain? Nothing is working!

Depends on diagnosis: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, tight shoes)infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams may be needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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I have a chronic ankle pain, what's the best injection for it?

I have a chronic ankle pain, what's the best injection for it?

31 y/o w/ ankle pain: Options include corticosteroid injections, plorotherpay, platelet rich plasma, hyalouronic acid derivatives, etc., and even your own bone marrow! injection may not even be the best option for you. The question as to what is the "best" injection can only be answered after a diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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If I go to a minor injuries unit can they sort my ankle pain out?

If I go to a minor injuries unit can they sort my ankle pain out?

Yes.: If you're referring to an immediate care facility, they should be able to sort out what's going on. But for a more specific treatment, you may need to see an orthopedic ankle specialist. ...Read more

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What should I do if I've been suffering from ankle pain for over a year?

What should I do if I've been suffering from ankle pain for over a year?

That is a long time: I would recommend you get evaluated by your pcp. At some point he or she may want you to see a foot and ankle specialist.

There are many possibilities as to your diagnosis. It depends on whether or not you had trauma 1 year ago.

You could have an injury (bone, ligament, tendon) that has not healed properly. Could be arthritis. Many other possibilities, prob should get and x-ray series. ...Read more

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Is removing srews from ankle pain full and how long will I be out of work?

Is removing srews from ankle pain full and how long will I be out of work?

Screws: This area will be anesthetized prior to removal. There will be an incision, of course. As we don't know the exact location of the screw we cannot comment on the size of the proposed incision. Your surgeon can help you best with this and any questions and concerns. ...Read more

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Severe ankle pain- where is it coming from and what can I do to alleviate it?

MANY REASONS: Did this happen all of a sudden? Maybe a gout attack. Any injury? Pain gradually getting worse? Maybe an arthritic ankle joint. See either a podiatrist or orthopedist specializing in foot/ankle.

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I'm a dancer and have been experiencing ankle pain for several months now. What could this mean?

I'm a dancer and have been experiencing ankle pain for several months now. What could this mean?

Need more info: Your question is too broad. Need more info. As a dancer, you may have injured it, but can be related to other things too that may be related to circulation, nerves, or systemic disease. You need to see a foot/ankle specialist and jot down more info about when do you notice the the pain (when your are dancing vs not), does it swell, did you injure it, etc. Get checked! ...Read more

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Ankle pain started bout a week ago. Thot it was bc I mighta slept on it wrong. Went away then came back. Feels like needs 2 b poped but I can't move it?

Ankle pain started bout a week ago. Thot it was bc I mighta slept on it wrong. Went away then came back. Feels like needs 2 b poped but I can't move it?

Ankle Pain: Try simple things first like resting, ice, elevation and compressive wraps. If the pain continues, I would recommend evaluation by your primary care physician who can then refer you to the proper specialist. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I go to for this ankle pain?

What kind of doctor should I go to for this ankle pain?

Specialist: See a physician that specializes and has training in the treatment of the ankle. Podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist. ...Read more

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Ankle pain that is worse at rest. What can I do?

Ankle pain that is worse at rest. What can I do?

Mind focus on pain: When you are quiet and trying to fall asleep, you become more aware of pain and that is one reason why you perceive more pain at rest. Also, with some forms of arthritis motion helps pump the fluids out of the area so there is less pressure on nerves when active. At rest, when the body is repairing the damage from activitity, inflammation or extra fluid enters the joint thus causing pressure. ...Read more

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If ankle pain, how long should I stop running for? 18

Depends how long: You should see a specialist if your ankle pain persists for more than 1-2 weeks and is due to trauma. Ankle pain is not normal and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I am having right ankle pain, I am not sure what I should do.?

I am having right ankle pain, I am not sure what I should do.?

Rabbit out of a hat: Ankle pain can be caused by many reasons, however without a more thorough history, we're just taking stabs in the dark. I would suggest rubbing the ankle with some Arnica ointment and wrapping it with an Ace bandage. If it continues to trouble you for more than 2-3 days, please see a physician. ...Read more

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What can I take for left inside ankle pain shooting up inside leg?

Ankle pain: This is difficult to answer without more info. If it is on the inside of the ankle it could be posterior tibial tendonits. For that I would recommend much better athletic shoes and an over the counter insert to start. Avoid slippers, sandals, barefoot etc. If not better follow up with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have ankle pain when ever I get through running. What could I do?

Support: Its important to have a physician look at your ankle esp if you're a runner because it can be anything from a sprain, pinched nerve, inflammation, etc. Make sure your running stride is less traumatic. Make sure you have good running shoes.

Often its a combination of factors for ankle pain esp if you're a runner. Also important to stretch after each run and hydrate. ...Read more

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What is the cause of ankle pain (outside) after a run? And how do I fix it?

What is the cause of ankle pain (outside) after a run? And how do I fix it?

Stress fracture: Maybe it is a simple sprain, but it is possible that you may have a stress fracture from the repeated trauma (pounding on your ankles as you run). Take it easy for couple of weeks along with motrin/aleve trial. Do good range of motion/stretching, and use a new/good pair of running shoes. If not better, consult doc for an eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes me to have really bad ankle pain so I can't walk in the morning?

Usually arthtritis: One of the classic signs for arthritis is pain and stiffness of a joint first thing in the morning. Some say it feels like the bone have to get into place. Same symptoms can occur after you have been sitting down for a while. ...Read more

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How can I get help for constant ankle pain? I don't think its swollen or broken?

Ankle pain: See a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon. They will be happy to help you. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle pain. The following also describes me: Ankle weakness. What should I do?

Need more info!: Sorry, we need more information. What kind of pain (sharp, dull, burning? Is the constant or off and on? How long have you had it? What treatment have you tried? Does it hurt with movement or not? Ask your question again, with more details and update your profile to include any medications, including supplements, you are taking, as well as any chronic medical conditions you may have. ...Read more

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What could cause severe ankle pain. No recent injury. It's only in ankle I injured a few years ago.?

What could cause severe ankle pain. No recent injury. It's only in ankle I injured a few years ago.?

See a physician: It may be the sequela of one of those bad sprains or what could have even been a fracture. See a specialist of the ankle for x-rays and examination. ...Read more

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I get an ankle pain when I wake up in the morning whichgoes away once I start walking. What could it be?

Could be: Arthritic pain or synovitis to ankle joint. If continues see podiatrist to head off something more serious. ...Read more