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Is it safe with walking on hair line fractured talus bone. Minimal pain but swelling on ankle. Avn is not confirmed in CT scan.

Is it safe with walking on hair line fractured talus bone. Minimal pain but swelling on ankle. Avn is not confirmed in CT scan.

Probably not: It is always better to take the pressure off particularly if there is swelling . It does not mean that you should not walk but use the boots you can buy from pharmacies or medical supply offices until you see your orthopedic doc. Do not forget to put ice pack on the swollen ankle , will help with the swelling and pain . You might as well take over the counter alive or advil (ibuprofen). ...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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Knee pain and swelling ankle is swollen is it normal its been like that for 2 days fell on it 21 weeks ago?

Knee pain and swelling ankle is swollen is it normal its been like that for 2 days fell on it 21 weeks ago?

Ankle swelling : The key thing to remember is whenever you sprain your ankle or knee is to rice: rest, ice. Compression and elevate your foot. This is important to do especially in the first 3 days of the injury. Your ankle and knee will swell because of the injury. Get an ace wrap to wrap around your ankle. Keep it elevated whenever you are sitting down. No heavy exercise while it heals. Go see foot dr for ankle. ...Read more

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Intense pain w/ high freq us at pt. W/in hour had pain large swelling front of ankle. Diagnosed as tenosynovitis of ant tib. Tendon damage or rupture?

Intense pain w/ high freq us at pt. W/in hour had pain large swelling front of ankle. Diagnosed as tenosynovitis of ant tib. Tendon damage or rupture?

Inflammation: Anterior tendon tenosynovitis means you have an inflamed sheath or covering of a tendon that crosses the front of your ankle. A good quality MRI would confirm the dx. If the inflammation continues or you sustain an injury which stresses this tendon it could then rupture.Uncommon though; posterior tibial tendon rupture much more common. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be diagnosis w/hairline fx 3 months post injury? Still have pain,swelling ,tenderness at ankle. Early xrays normal. Told may be tarsal tunn

Is it possible to be diagnosis w/hairline fx 3 months post injury? Still have pain,swelling ,tenderness at ankle. Early xrays normal. Told may be tarsal tunn

Absolutely!: Initial x-rays of bones following stress injuries are notoriously lacking in sensitivity - up to 85%+ missing hairline fractures. The fractures get picked up later either by bone scans, CT or MRI. It's actually easier to see the resultant sclerotic (scarring) bony callous (healing) than the fracture itself, which initially often is hidden by soft tissue swelling. Tarsal tunnel can be seen by MRI. ...Read more

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I am a female of the age of 40 I have had pain+swelling in my ankles stomach and arms. Sometimes it wakes me up at night arms hurting a lot right now.

I am a female of the age of 40 I have had pain+swelling in my ankles stomach and arms. Sometimes it wakes me up at night arms hurting a lot right now.

You need tests: Your swelling can be due to a number of problems. It could be a reaction to a medication you are on. You should have blood tests and get that checked out! pain that wakes you up at night is your body's way of saying "i need help". ...Read more

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My 4 yr old son had Kawasaki 3 mo ago. Still has headaches and pain / swelling in ankles after running and sleeps more than before. What should we do?

Follow up with PCP: Kawasaki is usually associated with high fever, inflammation of mucosal surfaces & blood vessels , enlarged glands, and rashes. Joints may be affected, causing self limited arthritis , in some cases may persist after the acute phase of illness. Regular follow up with the doctor post illness to screen & manage potential complication major blood vessels is necessary. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a sciatic nerve cause you to have excessive water in the knee and pain swelling in ankle and foot? Or a torn acl?

Can a sciatic nerve cause you to have excessive water in the knee and pain swelling in ankle and foot? Or a torn acl?

Not directly. Tho --: The nerve injury can affect the whole leg resulting in weakness, inability to stand on it. Such situation can cause a fall or injury with pain/swelling of joints of the foot/ankle/knee. Torn acl is not particularly associated with nerve injury. ...Read more

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I passed 2 kidney stones 2 days ago. I am having pelvic pain, swelling in ankles and hands and not urinating much. What could this be?

I passed 2 kidney stones 2 days ago. I am having pelvic pain, swelling in ankles and hands and not urinating much. What could this be?

Consult your doctor: Assuming that you have already passed the stones, you may have mild residual flank or pelvic pain, but not swelling. Call your trating physician about the edema. ...Read more

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