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How can it be that my ankle burns when I walk?

How can it be that my ankle burns when I walk?

Burning ankles: Burning ankles can be due to injury and tearing of the posterior tibial tendon or possible tarsal tunnel syndrome which is similar to a carpal tunnel syndrome but it occurs in your ankle instead of your wrist. It can be treated with a proper arch support. Not the doctor scholl inserts, they don't work so don't waste your money. See a foot and ankle specialist for an orthotic arch support. ...Read more

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When I workout my ankle hurts and burns during squats. I have to stop and touching hurts worse.

When I workout my ankle hurts and burns during squats. I have to stop and touching hurts worse.

Something is wrong: Stop excercising until the doctor figures out what it is, there are too many possibilities to describe in this little box, anything from posterior tibial tendon dysfunction to tarsal tunnel etc etc ...Read more

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I cycle a lot (very hilly in HK) and have developed some pain in my left ankle. It burns when I stretch it. Achilles' tendon or something else?

I cycle a lot (very hilly in HK) and have developed some pain in my left ankle. It burns when I stretch it. Achilles' tendon or something else?

Achilles in back: If you have pain and point tenderness over the large tendon at the back of the ankle, then yes, think Achilles tendonitis. Burning, though, is sometimes a sign of nerve inflammation. The sural nerve can be irritated near the back of the ankle as well. Talking to a doc and/or providing more details could result in more answers. If I can help, then join my care team at healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What does it mean when your ankle burns?

What does it mean when your ankle burns?

Not normal: There are a couple things this could be. Could be neuropathy. Could be tarsal tunnel syndrome. Could even be a skin problem like athletes foot. What's important to know is that this is not normal. If it continues should see a doctor for it. ...Read more

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What does it mean when ur ankle burns after hurting it?

What does it mean when ur ankle burns after hurting it?

Burning can: Occur secondary to soft tissue injury like a ligament sprain. It is also possible a nerve was stretched and this is the resultant feeling. The idea would be to reduce any swelling, allow the injury to rest and then rehab it as needed. If the symptoms persist sometimes a local steroid is injected to the site of origin of the burning as one of the treatment options. ...Read more

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I am getting burns on my ankles. They happen at night and I find them when I wake up to severe burning of my ankles...What could this be?

I am getting burns on my ankles. They happen at night and I find them when I wake up to severe burning of my ankles...What could this be?

Pinched nerve: Burning ankles can be from a pinched nerve at your spine, knee or ankle level. It can also be a systemic neuropathy or reaction to medication. Sounds like a visit to your favorite podiatrist for a good neurological work up is indicated. ...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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Can 2nd degree burns on the knee cause swelling in the ankles?

Can 2nd degree burns on the knee cause swelling in the ankles?

See below: Any traumatic injury to the lower limb whether blunt trauma or burn can elicit an increase in fluid retention at the levels of the ankle. Could it be coincidental that your having fluid buildup in your ankles at the same time most definitely. Your lymphatic system which aids in keeping fluid levels balanced in your legs and ankles can always be affected by a sudden injury. ...Read more

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My (L) ankle started hurting. On the side. It burns & achy feeling. I don't remember doing anything to it. I'm allergic to Nsaid Meds. What can I do.

My (L) ankle started hurting. On the side. It burns & achy feeling. I don't remember doing anything to it. I'm allergic to Nsaid Meds. What can I do.

Foot pain: Try to ice it, wrap it with ace bandage or foot & ankle support sleeve, elevate the foot & use tylenol (acetaminophen) instead NSAID, if the pain persisted see your doctor, sometimes it can be a hairline fracture. So do ignore it. Feel better & good luck ...Read more

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Broke ankle 12 days ago. Top of foot burns and swells fast soon as not elevated. Within seconds. Is this normal or could there be more damage in foot?

Yes. Have an Xry: If it shows fx see either an orthopedic c or a f lot doctor. K they will fix it for you. Next time see an md right away before worse thing happen. Drbelga. ...Read more

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The area of skin from my ankles 2 my calves have been numb. The skin is very sensitive, burns & sharp like needle pains. Appearance of skin is normal?

The area of skin from my ankles 2 my calves have been numb. The skin is very sensitive, burns & sharp like needle pains. Appearance of skin is normal?

PeripheralNeuropathy: Is the usual term for what you describe. The most common basis for this is elevated blood glucose, Diabetes Mellitus, routinely missed by fasting blood glucose value because it is? Ed only after eating, until problem is advanced. Better way to detect: Hemoglobin-A1c which reflects average glucose over last 2-3 months; optimal? 5.0% (though ADA defines DM as >6.5% & recommends treatment to 7.0%). ...Read more

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How long will a class 3 everted ankle sprain take to heal? How should I treat it? And why does it feel like it burns after I walk?

How long will a class 3 everted ankle sprain take to heal? How should I treat it? And why does it feel like it burns after I walk?

3-6 months: This is a severe injury. Early immobilization in a cast or "boot" is important. Non weight bearing is helpful until you can ambulate pain free. A comprehensive rehabiliation program is important to prevent repeated injury. ...Read more

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Bought boots week agk. Now have dark purple friction burns along my ankle that are darker daily. First painful now slightly numb, should I leave it?

Bought boots week agk. Now have dark purple friction burns along my ankle that are darker daily. First painful now slightly numb, should I leave it?

Change of shoes: Wearing the same boots daily is causing friction burns as you stated. You could alternate wearing boots with other kind of shoes. You may ask a shoe maker to see of the shoes can be stretched at the points where it is rubbing against your skin. ...Read more

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My daughter is 9 and is a competitive gymnast. Recently she has been complaining of right ankle pain. She says it burns and hurt. X-ray. No break?

My daughter is 9 and is a competitive gymnast. Recently she has been complaining of right ankle pain. She says it burns and hurt. X-ray. No break?

She might: Have a nerve entrapment. There are specific spots that bend to entrap.....one is a few inches above the ankle for example...try seeing if she can pin point a specific spot where the pain emanates from, ...Read more

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My mother has swelled feet and ankle, redish sometimes, and other times with white points, it burns and nos it started appeared some small bubles.

My mother has swelled feet and ankle, redish sometimes, and other times with white points, it burns and nos it started appeared some small bubles.

Venous stasis Derm: Sounds like mom needs an evaluation asap. She may have venous stasis, which can cause edema (Fluid retention) in her lower ankles/feet/and lower legs. The lack of adequate oxygenated blood flow caused by the Tightness that occurs can cause the discoloration and may eventually lead to bubbles forming and even a cellulitis. Have her checked out asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi my elbows knees ankles and hands have been itching for 11 days I itch til I bleed and it burns could u tel me what this could be thank you becka?

Hi my elbows knees ankles and hands have been itching for 11 days I itch til I bleed and it burns could u tel me what this could be thank you becka?

Itching: Without an evaluation it is impossible to answer that question. Your best first course of action is to see either your primary care doctor or (preferably) a dermatologist. ...Read more