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Painful bumps on both shins. Now one swollen ankle. Had a strange rash a few weeks ago. Dr. Is at a loss. Had a blood panel done. Not abnormal. Help!

Painful bumps on both shins. Now one swollen ankle. Had a strange rash a few weeks ago. Dr. Is at a loss. Had a blood panel done. Not abnormal. Help!

Erythema nodosum????: You need to see a rheumatologist. Looka like- erythema nodosum ( painful bumps), rash, arthritis involving ankle --- several infectious and non infectious diseases can do this. ...Read more

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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more


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83 yr female. One swollen ankle, burning pain in back of heel and ankle. Kidneys, heart, BP good. Nearly everyday pitting edema in only one. Cause?

83 yr female.  One swollen ankle,  burning pain in back of heel and ankle. Kidneys, heart, BP good. Nearly everyday pitting edema in only one. Cause?

ANKLE PAIN: You want to go see a foot specialist such as a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedics because you might have a possible fracture, severe ankle sprain, cellulitis or vascular condition. The only way to diagnose these condition is by a physical exam , blood work, cultures if open wound followed with diagnostic/radiographic testing. ...Read more

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My legs have started aching at night. Now one ankle feels swollen. What could be wrong?

My legs have started aching at night. Now one ankle feels swollen. What could be wrong?

A lot.: You are diabetic and have neuropathy. You are on a diuretic for water retention. I would have to know more about your medical history, but leg pain at night is usually an indication of circulatory issues. Again, many factors involved, weight, blood sugar, etc. My recommendation would be to follow up with your PC or Endocrinologist who may refer you to a Vascular Doc. ...Read more

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My uric acid is 7.71 mg i play soccer and had many ankle injuries. i woke up with a swollen ankle with pain. this has happened couple of times?

My uric acid is 7.71 mg i play soccer and had many ankle injuries. i woke up with a swollen ankle with pain. this has happened couple of times?

Could be Gout: Need to see a rheumatologist, have the ankle aspirated and see if there are urate crystals.If this is [positive this is interval gout. If not then aspirate again with the next attack to see if this is gout ...Read more

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Why does my broken ankle after surgury one month still swollen?

Taking time to : Heal or possibly healing is delayed. You really need to direct this to your doctor. Perhaps physical therapy would help. ...Read more

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One of my ankles I sprained last year is weak and never healed right and always swollen. Now the other ankle I sprained. Why is this happening ?

One of my ankles I sprained last year is weak and never healed right and always swollen. Now the other ankle I sprained. Why is this happening ?

Somee trauma occurs: Purely by accident....did you trip over something or did you feel like your feet gave way? It mit be biomechanical or structural....your foot doctor/orthopedist should be able to give an opinoin on that, ...Read more