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Burning and swelling in left ankle?

Burning and swelling in left ankle?

Ankle Inflammation: What did you do? Sounds like a common sprain, and i know some people forgot a minor twist until 2 days later when the symptoms develop. Do rice--rest (avoid irritating it), ice pack 3 times daily for 10 minutes, compression 24/7, and as much elevation as you can. If it gets worse over the next several days, definitely get it checked out. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Pain in lower calf of leg on left side had to walk?

Pain in lower calf of leg on left side had to walk?

Could be serious: I think your problem could be one of many possible scenarios . The most important disease to rule out immediately is whether you have venous blood clot called dvt. I would suggest you see your primary care provider immediately and have him check you. ...Read more

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Dad is experiencing leg pain, leg swelling and leg tenderness in right upper leg near main artery, ultrasound is clear but has severe pain can't walk?

Dad is experiencing  leg pain, leg swelling and leg tenderness in right upper leg near main artery, ultrasound is clear but has severe pain can't walk?

Keep looking: Was the ultrasound done to look for a blood clot, or something else. There are multiple conditions that could be causing it, and there are more sensitive tests as well. It can be from the back, from the hip, or still be vascular related. I would say clearly that something is not right and to keep looking. An MRI of both the hip and the lumbar spine may be a consideration. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain in my left leg near fingers?

Swelling and pain in my left leg near fingers?

Circulation or muscl: The symptoms could be circulation - either an inflammation in theveins or arteries or an acute tendonitis. Consult your physician or podiatrist to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Can pain in lower left back just above hip cause discomfort down leg in thigh and calf?

Some thoughts.: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, some structures that are in all those places would have concurrent pain. http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/back%20pain.html LUMBAR DISK/sciatica runs along the path of the sciatic nerve. a series of irritated muscles can be in a wide area of the back. ...Read more

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I have moderate pain in lower left pelvis radiating down left thigh/leg which is slightly numb/tingly?

Sciatica: Inflamation of sciatic nerve , due to excessive walking, too much exercise, picking up heavy objects and overworking the left leg. Give yourself rest and take Motrin 600 mg 3 times a day for 3 weeks. If the pain still persists, you will need a trigger point injection of Depo Medrol (methylprednisolone) 60 mg and 1.5cc 0.5% marcain. For injection you will see your doctor. ...Read more

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Feeling pain in nerve just above right leg knee and sometimes in left leg knee.

Feeling pain in nerve just above right leg knee and sometimes in left leg knee.

?Quadriceps strain: Sounds like Quadriceps strain/sprain...do you climb stairs or have you climed a LOT of stairs as a part of your employment?? More Info please you can reach me www.healthtap.com/richardzimon Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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Left leg middle of shin and ankle swelling and pain?

Left leg middle of shin and ankle swelling and pain?

Leg pain: If not activity related could be related to blood clot (dvt), could be infectious such as cellulitis, or could be inflamed such as gout. Not enough information here to really be more definitive. ...Read more

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Left leg shin pain and swelling?

Shin splints: Or tendonopathy are strong possibilities. Ice may help as well as antiinflammatory, if pain psists would follow up with doc. ...Read more

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Left back side of leg pain also noticed left leg is shorter?

Pelvic Tilt: Only way to know true leg length is x-ray study called scannogram. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction (hypermobility) explains both pain pattern & short leg sign. For more information about this topic see my chronic pain board at quora.Com. ...Read more

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Slight tingling in right leg below knee?

Slight tingling in right leg below knee?

ITB: Iliotibial band syndrome and bursitis are some things that come to my mind. You doctor can do a few orthopedic tests on exam in his/her office to help figure this out. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left leg while walking?

Pain in lower left leg while walking?

Area of pain: often details the reason. Knee, ankle pain would obviously imply a joint problem. Pain/fatigue in the calves that increases with increasing exercise implies a circulatory problem. Pain with swelling in one lower leg is actually an emergency since the circulatory problem can be a blood clot that could come loose and go to the lung. This would be pain ALL the Time and generally a LOT of swelling. ...Read more

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Muscle pain in left arm & swelling in armpit. Recommendations?

Muscle pain in left arm & swelling in armpit. Recommendations?

Evaluate immediately: This demands immediate evaluation by a doctor. Swelling in the armpit could be due to enlarged lymph nodes, infection or other causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Husband's lower back and lateral upper right thigh appear swollen. No pain at either location. Some minor swelling in leg, ankle and feet.

Husband's  lower back and lateral upper right thigh appear swollen. No pain at either location.  Some minor swelling in leg, ankle and feet.

Swelling on one: side of the body especially involving the lower extremity is usually not a good sign. There are many things that can cause such painless swelling, including anasarca, deep venous clot (DVT), fluid retention from kidney, liver or heart disease, or local invasion of lymphatic system causing an obstruction. Go get it checked out by healthcare provider. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What causes severe stabbing pain in groin area of right leg with no injury?

Repetitive stress: 29 y male with unilateral "stabbing" groin pain absent infection signs or symptoms might have soft tissue disorder such as an inguinal hernia, groin muscle tendonitis, or a repetitive stress injury like Sartorious Symdrome. An Osteopath would be the type of doctor to diagnose. ...Read more