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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?
PKD and levofloxacin: Levofloxacin is a good medication, though can have tendon side effects. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levo are especially good for PKD associated infections. Redness of leg skin may reflect some edema -- is there evidence of rash on trunk or arms? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle pain: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im having psorasis on palms n ankles since almost 2 yrs doctr prescribed ointments psorfuse , halox ES , and calcitrol tab. no results suggest drug?
Treatment options: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: The use of the term "herbal medicines" is very broad, as there are literally hundreds of such out in the market. Theoretically, medicines (herbal or otherwise) can be used to try to relieve pain and swelling associated with an ankle fracture to varying degrees of success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do I do about brown splotches on my feet and ankles from medicine allergy? I quit taking 5 days ago
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
Different yes: There are narcotic pain medications for pain relief of which hydrocodone is one. There ar other preparations that maybe more effective than one or another and can be tried. In addition, there are non-narcotic pain mediations that can be just as effective. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What might make ankles swell on a male of normal weight--had a mild heart attack 2 yrs ago and takes medicine?
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