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Medicine For Ankle Disorders
Ankle sprain: Ankle sprain, ankle arthritis, achilles insertional tendonitis, stress fracture of the ankle, cartilage damage in the ankle joint, torn ligaments on the inner or outer ankle. Any of these problems can cause pain or symptoms at rest or with wt-bearing. Trust me this is not an all inclusive list of ankle disorders. ...Read more
Ankle sprain, ankle arthritis, achilles insertional tendonitis, stress fracture of the ankle, cartilage damage in the ankle joint, torn ligaments on the inner or outer ankle. Any of these problems can cause pain or symptoms at rest or with wt-bearing. Trust me this is not an all inclusive ...Read more
End stage kidney disease (pkd). Recurrent infections since apr, 12. Been on levoflox 500 since then. Noticed redness of skin in the leg. Is the drug safe?
I take immunosuppresive & other drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. Is there severe risk from hand foot and mouth disease if a child in my family has it?
If you are unlucky: Persons on immuno-suppressive meds have a suppressed immune system! They should avoid sick people, if at all possible. Wearing a medical face mask, along with good hand-washing, can help avoid catching viruses. The current coxsackie a6 strain, in the news, is causing worse hand-foot-mouth symptoms than the typical strain. Bad symptoms include high fevers, vomiting, diarrhea, brain problems, etc... ...Read more
35 year-old woman did ok for 3 months after lumbosacral fusion for degenerative joint and osteoarthritic disease, but ended up in chronic pain.....?
Trauma: Trauma or injury can involve any part of the ankle mechanism, including skin, subcutaneous (fatty)tissue, nerves, tendons, ligaments and bones. Most non bone injuries heal reasonably well with immobilization with a splint, plaster cast or boot. X-rays show only bone fractures and if the fracture line is very thin or the two or more pieces of bone are not far apart, the xrays can be negative. ...Read more
Ankle pain is a complex animal....And, before you can heal the pain, you have to know the cause... For example, chronic or acute synovitis, impingement lesion, joint effusion, chronic strained ligaments...Just to name a few. 1st, find out what is wrong, and then ask your choices.
See a specialist, get examined. X-ray, mri. Whatever is needed, and then you will know. ...Read more
Sprained ankle: For sprained ankles, resting is important but probably the hardest to do, icing around the area, compression with comfortable ace-bandage, and elevation. Taking antiinflammatory medication (advil, ibuprofen, motrin, etc) can be helpful the first few weeks after to help decrease pain and swelling. Also, getting over counter ankle bracing may help for more moderate sprains. ...Read more
Talk to DR.:
Drugs are not going to help you get around.
Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Seek Orthopod: Depending on your particular form of pathology, bracing, injection of corticosteroid, ankle debridement, ankle fusion, or ankle replacement are options available to you. Seek the advice of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. Go to www. Aofas. Org to find a good orthopod in your area. ...Read more
I'm having psorasis on palms n ankles since almost 2 yrs doctr prescribed ointments psorfuse, halox ES, and calcitrol tab. No results suggest drug?
Sometimes UV therapy or sunlight helps psoriasis lesions. That may be an option. But these areas would need to be exposed to the sun for this to work.
There are too many treatment options to list here. Consider this information:
http://www. Psoriasis. Org/about-psoriasis/treatments ...Read more
I have psoriasis any cutting edge miracles on the horizon? I have plaque psoriais on elbows & ankles. Medicine just isn't working anymore. Anything new out there or alternative to help?
There is always: Something new. To find cutting edge medicine, contact an academic medical center. They usually have trials with the latest medications. Here, in new york, I had 2 patients go for psoriasis. Both with bad cases, both were entered into trials and both are very happy with their treatments. I am sure, each state likely has such programs. ...Read more
What do I do about brown splotches on my feet and ankles from medicine allergy? I quit taking 5 days ago
If indeed the: Splotches are a result of the allergy, oftentimes as the allergy clears up so does the splotches. This is not always the case. If in doubt consult dermatologist. ...Read more
What might make ankles swell on a male of normal weight--had a mild heart attack 2 yrs ago and takes medicine?
Find the cause 1st: There may be alternative medicine treatments for swollen ankles. However, the more important question is why are your ankles swollen. I would recommend that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon if your primary care physician cannot find the cause of the swollen ankles. ...Read more
More information is needed from you, answering my questions, to then arrive at a diagnosis.
Dr. Latva ...Read more
How long would you have to be taking a medicine to know if it is the cause for swollen feet/ankles? One side is worse than the other.
Depends: Some medications will cause an immediate same day reaction or allergic response. Others may not cause swelling at all. It depends on the specific medication and your personal medical history. Check in for a follow up with your prescribing doctor or a virtual consult if you are concerned. Best wishes! ...Read more
May have a bowens disease about the size of a dime. Waiting on biopsy results it's on bottom towards ankle. Will treat will I survive this?
Glad it's biopsied: Bowen's is easily cured by wide excision and will not be a danger to you. It's a breeding ground for the invasive cancers that are actually a threat to your health. ...Read more
It has been 4 months since my ankle twisted. Doctors said it's ligament tear and gave medicines but nothing happened. I still can't walk. Help?
I get small red dots (petechia?) on my legs and ankles after a hot shower, but they aren't there regularly. Is this a sign of a serious disease?
No.: Most likely is that hot water causing blood vessels dilated and then blood leaking out into the skin. If there's blood disease, it would cause large red patch. ...Read more
I had dislocated my ankle, it is 7 weeks old now, can I have small amount of alcohol, it is my brothers birthday, I am not taking any medicine.
Yes: Yes you can. Take care!Get a more detailed answer ›
Was drug behind dirt bike 1/4 mi abt 10yrs ago. Now finding back, neck, nerve probs. Could that have caused the damage? Only burns, sprained ankle at time
Swelling of ankles is down but rash and itch is still there nothing help relieve it. Upped steroids for Addison's disease and still not helping. Help?
Vein problem?: Ankle swelling and rash can be seen with poor vein circulation (stasis Dermatitis), contact dermatitis, fungal infections, and Psoriaisis. A fungal test, or biopsy by a Dermatologist can determine the cause. Using an OTC cortisone cream for a week may give temporary relief, but rash may recur if cause is not determined. ...Read more
When you have a disease that causes occlusions in digital arteries (toes, not ankles or above), w/o gangrene, what is the best exercise or other lifestyle tip to accelerate healing & collaterals?
Walk: In general, a walking program is all that is needed. Work out the detail for your personal best results with your physician. ...Read more
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