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My Ankle Hurts When Swimming
Tendidnits: Pain on the outside of the foot or ankle after swimming or running may be indicative of peroneal tendinitis, or anterior talo fibular ligament strain of the ankle. If you have a foot or ankle that supinates, it can create lateral strain to both the tendon and the ligamenst causing pain. Try and keep the foot neutral, or in running, get a temporary insole, or have a podiatrist perform a gait analys. ...Read more
Nrv probs in foot 4 years. Did lots of swimming. Hurts where leg meets foot/swollen in 4 places around ankle. Can hardly walk. Foot feels heavy/have to keep flat. I don't recall an injury. So much pain.?
Ankle pain: I might suggest you see a sports medicine orthopod. That specialist would determine what course to take ie. Bloodwork, x-ray, cat scan, and/or mri. That being said I am a psychiatrist and just suggesting what I would tell a family member if they called me with your question. ...Read more
Need more info: Your question is too broad. Need more info. Pain in the ankles can be caused by multiple things including swelling and can be influenced by many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the the pain, does it swell, did you injure it, etc. Get checked. ...Read more
For now: Apply an ice pack, keep it elevated and stay off it. If it's just a simple sprain, you'll feel better tomorrow. If you don't, you need an x-ray, so bring your ankle to either a podiatrist or an orthopedist, both of whom will have x-rays in their office (better than an er), so you can get diagnosed and treated properly. Good luck! ...Read more
Not all injuries cause significant swelling that can be seen.
You may have twisted or bruised your ankle.
More info needed about the pain. ...Read more
Possibly: Obtain medical eval ; x-ray to know. ...Read more
Its important to have a physician look at your ankle esp if you're a runner because it can be anything from a sprain, pinched nerve, inflammation, etc. Make sure your running stride is less traumatic. Make sure you have good running shoes.
Often its a combination of factors for ankle pain esp if you're a runner. Also important to stretch after each run and hydrate. ...Read more
MORE INFO NEEDED:
Much more information is needed to help you. Type of pain, length of time, exact location, sudden or gradual, better/worse, anything make it better/worse?
Dr. Latva ...Read more
Many things: If it hurts that bad you likely need to see a doctor and find out what is wrong. ...Read more
Ankle pain: Find out the cause of the pain and then get it treated. See your physician for help. Be sure you have good shoes that fit properly. ...Read more
See below: Hearing a sound is not always key to an injury. If it swollen, painful and difficult to walk then see a podiatrist. ...Read more
My ankle hurts to twist and when I first went over on it, it hurt to walk but I can walk on it now, is this anything to worry about?
Sounds like you: Sprained your ankle and its improving, I would recommend an ankle brace for a few weeks with ice. I would also do off weight bearing exercise. ...Read more
I have had ankle pain for awhile. They feel like they need to pop and do constantly and they hurt most of the time. Could I need surgery?
BOTH?: You mention 'they', so it's both? In addition to a musculoskeltal reason, maybe rheumatologic etiology should also be considered. ...Read more
Suddenly I have ankle pain while exercising. This has lasted for over a week now and it still hurts to run on my ankles. What should I do?
You may need to have your shoe wear evlusted to see if it is the right fit and to see if it meets your foot type needs.
You may also need to have a podiatrist do a biomechanical evaluation to make sure you are not risking injury due to improper foot alignment. ...Read more
My ankle hurts after I had been walking on it and still hurts when I stand up and its been happening for almost a year but is getting worse?
Have you: Done anything about it before? A year I a long time...have you seen a doctor? If yes what did they say? If not. What are you waiting for? ...Read more
My ankle hurts sometimes when I am walking. Not sure how to describe it just every time I walk a feel a pain that just sits there. Do you know why?
My left ankle hurts when barely pointing to the right (I can't even point it all the way to the right). Hurts when using. Can't move it after tumbling?
Have it examined: Have a podiatrist or orthopedist examine your ankle. It sounds like something is blocking motion. It can be a bone chip/defect or arthritic involvement. ...Read more
Varies: Did you injure it in any way? There are a variety of causes from post-traumatic, to inflammatory, to degenerative causes (although unlikely in 22 yo). A detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely determine the cause. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
ANKLE OR HEEL BONE:
Is it the back of the ankle, or back of the heel bone? If the ankle-type of pain, how long, sudden or gradual onset, getting better/worse, what makes it feel worse or better, tried any OTC analgesics? Any trauma? I would need answers to these questions to help you with a diagnosis.
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Many possibilities: Pain in that area could be due to trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, inflammation, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal (bony over growth) or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. Have it evaluated by a professional. ...Read more
Deep inside.: I am not sure as to exactly what is meant by "inside" of my ankle. It could mean the medial side (big toe side), or actually deep inside your ankle joint. Either way, there is a lot of structure involved in the ankle. An evaluation by a specialist is the best way to interpret your symptoms and move on discovering your problem. ...Read more
Yes: If the pain is not getting better you need to have it examined to determine the problem. ...Read more
Get in the pool: For those who have injuries or limitations to their lower extremities, pool-related exercises are an excellent way to achieve one's exercise goals. This can include swimming, water aerobics, or even just walking in the pool. This is preferable as it is a non-weight bearing or limited weight bearing form of exercise. ...Read more
Yes: Any trauma should concern you. The fact that you had 3 injury events should raise your concern. I would see your doctor as soon as you can. In the mean time stay off the foot and ice the area. Protect it from further injury. ...Read more
I ran in the 1/2 marathon last weekend and now my ankle hurts. There was no obvious injury during the race?
Most likely overuse: Follow the rice principle. Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Stop running until soreness is gone, ice 20 min 1-2 times a day, ace wrap as needed and elevate as much as possible. Overuse injuries are common in endurance events. Better training, shoe gear and supports can many times reduce this possiblility. Good luck. See your foot specialist if this persists. Dr l. ...Read more
I ran in a marathon last weekend and now my ankle hurts. There was no obvious injury so what could be wrong?
Sinus tarsi: The joint below the ankle is known as the subtalar joint and if the foot is not properly supported and hyperpronates there is repeated impingement of the sinus tarsi and pain as a result. A superior anti pronation shoe could help and if it doesn't a functional forefoot orthosis would be warrentd. Talk to your podiatrist. ...Read more
My ankle hurts occasionally, but it's been 2 months since I rolled it. Any way to make it go back to completely normal?
Yes: Use an ankle brace and do range of motion and strengthening exercises. ...Read more
I was shooting hoops with a friend today and I jumped up to shoot the hoop and now my ankle hurts. It hurts around my ankle and hurts to put weight?
Jump shot...: The hoops game is not without it's problems, and you've experienced a very common one. The initial treatment consists of RICE. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. I would think that it is probably not fractured, but, one can never know the full extent of the injury without an x-ray and examination. The range and depth of treatment will depend on the degree of damage. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: You need an exam and evaluation to form an opinion about treatment. ...Read more
Get examined: Pain in the ankle and back of the heel towards the back of the leg is where achilles tendonitis occurs, but are you sure that's what you are dealing with? Get examined properly. Xrays can infer position of soft tissue but mainly highlight bone. To examine the achilles, an MRI would be warranted to check for damage - even a longitudinal tear which can be very subtle but result in lingering pain. ...Read more
You walk on your: Feet. If the inn ankle is hurting you it is possible you have tendonitis or a longitudinal tear of the posterior tibial tendon. You can try king it and wearin an orthotic in your shoe if this is the proBlem. ...Read more
Tendinitis is common: When you point your toes forward, the tendons on top of your foot are being stretched maximally. If there is any strain or injury in these tendons, they will hurt when in this position. There is also the possibility of bone impingement in the front part of the ankle. This is generally an arthritic type condition if present. The more common presentations are soft tissue in nature. ...Read more
Chicken or the Egg.: Pain has a way of causing that, sometimes. Either the heel is affecting the ankle, the ankle is affecting the heel or both the heel and the ankle are inherently sick. One way of resolving the issue is having a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
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