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Someone I know has pain in foot/ankle?

Someone I know has pain in foot/ankle?

Where? How long?: Not enough information! Is the pain a result of an injury or accident? Is the pain getting worse daily? Where specifically is it located and what makes it better/worse?
These are all questions they will be asked when they are seen by a medical professional in person! ...Read more

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Pain inner foot & ankle. No injury. Very sore to touch. Swelling. Pain worse at rest & radiate to whole foot & leg. Difficult to weight bear from rest?

Pain inner foot & ankle. No injury. Very sore to touch. Swelling. Pain worse at rest & radiate to whole foot & leg. Difficult to weight bear from rest?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes for pain in that area including inflammatory, arthritic, and nerve compression conditions. A detailed exam can likely go a long way in making the diagnosis and then treatment options can be discussed. ...Read more

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Hurt right foot almost 5 weeks ago Rock climbing, put too much pressure on foot, been hurting sense, not foot fracture, tingling, pain in foot/ankle.?

Hurt right foot almost 5 weeks ago Rock climbing, put too much pressure on foot, been hurting sense, not foot fracture, tingling, pain in foot/ankle.?

Followup: There are a number of possibilities. If you are still
Having trouble, you might want to follow up with an orthopedic surgeon for an exam and further studies. A stress fracture is just one possibility, and it often does not show up on an initial X-ray. A neuroma is another possibility. A detailed exam would give a good indication of the most likely cause. ...Read more

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What causes moderate achy pain in whole foot, ankle and shin? No swelling. No known injury. 29-f healthy.

What causes moderate achy pain in whole foot, ankle and shin? No swelling. No known injury. 29-f healthy.

Overuse: Overuse.
If you spent more time than usual on your feet you may have created an overuse syndrome. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in mid foot & ankle pain when I squeeze my toes it hurts when I flex my foot upwards it hurts what could b causing this pain?

I'm having pain in mid foot & ankle pain when I squeeze my toes it hurts when I flex my foot upwards it hurts what could b causing this pain?

Go to podiatrist: See the podiatrist to be properly examined. There are numerous differentials that can be causing this pain ranging from swelling, contusion, nerve irritation, tenodnitits or even a fracture. A proper evaluation and work up is needed. ...Read more

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Could a recent L4/5 laminectomy to treat right side leg pain cause left foot/ankle to swell? I'm 6 wks post-op.

Could a recent L4/5 laminectomy to treat right side leg pain cause left foot/ankle to swell? I'm 6 wks post-op.

Post op dvt: Concern would be a deep venous thrombosis. go to the emergency room and have an ultrasound immediately. The presence of like swelling would depend on how effective the surgery was in relieving pressure on the nerve root. Over manipulation of the nerve during surgery can irritate and cause leg swelling. There is also a concern for RSD. Was the surgery effective in alleviating like pain? ...Read more

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8 months after 2nd grade ankle sprain. Chronic ptt pain. Seen foot n ankle specialist. Mri shows ptt inflammation only. Physio, insole don't help. So?

An insole: May not be giving enough support at the begining of the recovery. It is possible more immobilization is needed to correct the anatomical structures. Consider an AFO to rest the anatomical structures affected. ...Read more

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Hurt foot 41/2 weeks ago- got X-ray and negative fracture. Still hurts w/ tingling, pain in foot and ankle, pain shoots in leg, achy, can't walk on long.

Hurt foot 41/2 weeks ago- got X-ray and negative fracture. Still hurts w/ tingling, pain in foot and ankle, pain shoots in leg, achy, can't walk on long.

Get a repeat x-ray: There may still be a fracture, especially if there is point tenderness. Of course, it is also possible there is a ligament or tendon injury but it may be hard to get your insurance company to OK an MRI. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for constant pain the left ankle/foot?

What are some reasons for constant pain the left ankle/foot?

Many: See a foot and ankle specialist to assist in a proper diagnosis. Constant pain could be arthritis, vascular disease, neuropathy and more. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with SEVERE pain in my ankle/foot & it shoots up the back of my calf. I didn't hurt it that I can recall?

I woke up this morning with SEVERE pain in my ankle/foot & it shoots up the back of my calf. I didn't hurt it that I can recall?

Inflammation: If there has been no injury, then acute inflammation such as seen in tendonitis, arthritis or gout must be suspected. If you don't get prompt relief with NSAIDS like ibuprofen, or if there is associated redness or swelling, or severe calf tenderness, get examined by a physician for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests will be ordered after the evaluation. ...Read more

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I recently sprained my ankle, and I get waves of pain down my foot and ankle. Should I use crutches?

Probably: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation for initial treatment is warranted. Use crutches if the pain increases or the ankle feels unstable. Have the ankle evaluated for a ligament tear. ...Read more

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Pain in right foot under ankle and bone feels like it's sticking out. What could be wrong?

Pain in right foot under ankle and bone feels like it's sticking out. What could be wrong?

Flat feet?: People with severe flat feet can have the appearance of bone protruding on the inside of the foot. Other things could be the cause as well. Evaluation by a podiatrist could help find the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Hi have a throbbing pain in my foot and ankle, have had no injury or fall but very painful any advice would be appreciated?

Throbbing: Unfortunately there needs to be more history here. However, anything that is very painful merits an exam. Possibilities include stress fracture, tendonitis, gout, arrthritis, tarsal tunnel, vascular episode, to name just a few. See your podiatrist for an evaluation - sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What causes foot & ankle pain my ankle hurts so. Bad I only sprained it twice & twisted it once but the pain is unreal may b its the weather?

What causes foot & ankle pain my ankle hurts so. Bad I only sprained it twice & twisted it once but the pain is unreal may b its the weather?

Ligament Damage: If ankle hurts that much with history of multiple sprains get MRI to check for ligament damage or possible fracture. ...Read more

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I have severe foot/ankle pain without injury radiating up towards the knee with swelling to the ankle area?

See a doctor: It could be a stress fracture (these can happen with no known trauma), arthritis, tendinitis among other things. A proper diagnosis can establish what and where the problem is, and get you started on recovery. ...Read more

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