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My Ankle Hurts When Swimming
Anterior knee pain: Anterior knee pain is quite common. It typically involves irritation of the cartilage from the area surrounding the knee cap. It is made worse with stairs, kneeling, and squatting. Easy things to try initially include a low impact quadriceps strengthening exercise including riding a bike, elliptical machine or swimming. If you have locking of the knee, you should consult a physician. ...Read more
Likely knee cap wear: The most common and likely cause of pain in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that it rubs. Other causes could include a meniscus tear, plica, patellar tendonitis etc. Some fluid build up in the knee causes cracking. Try therapy, antiinflammatories, ice and sometimes a knee sleeve. See orthopedist. ...Read more
I landed awkward while playing basketball and now the area around my ankle hurts. It is hard to walk and stretching my toes hurts aswell. ?
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Butt hurts when sitting down or standing up. Stop hurting when i start walking again. Doesn't hurt when i place my ankle under my thigh and sit.
The pundendal nerve: Is the main nerve in the perenium, the area between the legs. It has branches that can cause sensation in the rectum, scrotum, penis, etc. One way to entrap this nerve is bike riding. Please see your doc so that you can get a diagnosis or exclude this. Peace and good health. ...Read more
When I straighten my right leg, my knee locks, and once I bend it my knee cracks, it's painful and also hurts when standing sometimes?
Knee cap tracking: It sounds like you are having problems with knee cap tracking or subluxating. It is common for young females to have loose knee caps that get slightly off tack and cause locking and popping. This could also be cartilage damage or meniscus tearing. You should be evaluated by a knee specialist and possibly get an MRI to make sure there isn't any cartilage damage or tearing. ...Read more
Compartment syndrome: Exercise induced exertional compartment syndrome can occur in the leg muscles of athletes or anyone with a chronic overuse injury or sudden uptick in level and intensity of impact activities (e.g., running). The muscles compartments (usually anterior and lateral) can become rock hard and decompress/soften with rest. Seek evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon to assess your condition. ...Read more
My ankle hurts after a playing soccer. My inner ankle hurts when i point it and rotate it to the right please help?
Probable sprain: sounds like you probably sprained your ankle. as long as you can bear weight (walk) i recommend RICE: rest, ice, compression (ace bandage or other ankle support from sporting goods store) and elevation. if you are having trouble bearing weight or simpers don't improve over the course of a week, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I ski every weekend, and my ankle really hurts. When i touch it, it feels bruises on the bone. It hurts when i walk, and when i rotate it. Help?
Do boots fit?:
From the perspective of a ski patroller/physician, my first thought is that your ski boots may not fit!
If you have skied for many years its unlikely that you have a structural prob with the ankle than doesn't tolerate skiing---unless there was a recent specific injury. ...Read more
Check and see: If you have flatfeet, this is a common complaint amongst flatfeet foot types. ...Read more
Rolled my ankle at roller derby practice. Sharp pain 'inside' my ankle only when I flex my foot up towards my head and 'in.' Sprain?
Many possibilities. : Irritation or strain to the muscles and tendons of the groin can cause pain with ambulation. Arthiritis of the hip joint or dysfunction at the pubic symphysis can result in pain as well. An inguinal hernia can discomfort with any increases in abdominal pressure. In men, a hydrocele, spermatocele, or varicocele can cause a sense of fullness and pain in the region. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Possibly: Obtain medical eval ; x-ray to know. ...Read more
Support: 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
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?
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?
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?
Ankle: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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?
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
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
I just had ankle surgery cuz I had a split tear in my ankle it’s been 5 weeks since then my ankle hurts still ?
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