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What is the definition or description of: Ankle disorders?

What is the definition or description of: 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

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Ankle Disorders (Definition)

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


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What medicine can you give a child with hand foot and mouth disease?

What medicine can you give a child with hand foot and mouth disease?

Depends: If fever, you can use acetaminophen for comfort, but most can do well without. Mouth sores are comforted by cold fluids or ice chips. The sores just need to be cleaned and watched. Body sweat makes them itch more and sores can get bacterial infections. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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What sort of problem is an ankle injuries or disorder?

What sort of problem is an ankle injuries or disorder?

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

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How to heal ankle pain without drugs?

How to heal ankle pain without drugs?

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 more

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What is the best medicine of ankle synovitis?

What is the best medicine of ankle synovitis?

Nsaids: Usually non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naprosyn, diclofenac, etc. They're a family of medications that are very helpful in joint inflammation conditions. ...Read more

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Suggest me medicines for relieving painand reducing swelling on my sprained ankle?

Suggest me medicines for relieving painand reducing swelling on my sprained ankle?

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

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What to do if I have severs disease in my ankle. I've tried everything! What should I do?

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

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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?

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?

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

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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?

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

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Are herbal medicines good for ankle fractures?

Are herbal medicines good for ankle fractures?

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 more

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Is ankle pain associated with Lyme disease?

Is ankle pain associated with Lyme disease?

Sometimes: Lyme arthritis may effect the ankle joint. If there is no swelling it is unlikely to be related to lyme. ...Read more

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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

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What might make ankles swell on a male of normal weight--had a mild heart attack 2 yrs ago and takes medicine?

What might make ankles swell on a male of normal weight--had a mild heart attack 2 yrs ago and takes medicine?

Ankles: Since you already said you had a mi the ankles swelling could be from the medications you are on. Many have side effect of swelling. Would also have circulation to legs checked. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative medicine treatments for swollen ankles?

Are there any alternative medicine treatments for swollen ankles?

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

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Is there a stronger pain medicine than hydrocodone for an ankle arthroscopy?

Is there a stronger pain medicine than hydrocodone for an ankle arthroscopy?

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 more

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What is the disorder specific symptom, such as: a painful left foot & swollen ankle?

What is the disorder specific symptom, such as: a painful left foot & swollen ankle?

MORE INFORMATION: More information is needed from you, answering my questions, to then arrive at a diagnosis.

Sincerely,

Dr. Latva ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

More evaluation: If the only injuries 10 yrs ago were burns & sprain, then highly unlikely that injury is the cause. Would recommend that you get more evaluation to determine cause of your symptoms ...Read more

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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?

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