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What should I do about pain in lower leg/ankle area after walking and what could it be from?

What should I do about pain in lower leg/ankle area after walking and what could it be from?

See below: Most likely from improper support. Get a pair of orthotics to put into your shoes to support the foot and ankle. For the pain try using ice, stretching and ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Pain in lower leg near ankle in muscles on outside and front of lower leg when walking. Esp on hard surfaces (vs. Grass/carpet). How can I reduce pain?

Pain in lower leg near ankle in muscles on outside and front of lower leg when walking. Esp on hard surfaces (vs. Grass/carpet). How can I reduce pain?

Better foot control: May have tendinitis or capsulitis. These are inflammatory problems that are usually secondary to overuse and foot function. Icing daily, antiinflammatories, rest(no weight bearing fitness activity), good shoes and support. Improving foot function with the right shoe and support can help improve problems and reduce the chance of an overuse injury in the future. Have your problem evaluated. Dr l. ...Read more

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Mom has excruciating pain in lower leg spreading down to ankle. Blood work and X-ray normal. scheduled for leg MRI. Should we ask for spine MRI too?

Mom has excruciating pain in lower leg spreading down to ankle. Blood work and X-ray normal. scheduled for leg MRI. Should we ask for spine MRI too?

Progressive testing: Your Dr. is eval the problem and doing the tests in a progressive manner. If the leg MRI is neg and no answer is obtained, then further testing will be done. Certainly it is approp to ask the Dr about the next steps if the leg MRI is negative. Keep the discussion open about the next steps. ...Read more

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Lower leg/ankle pain for almost a month?

Lower leg/ankle pain for almost a month?

Long standing pain: need investigation to find the cause and treat you, you already waited a month, see you doctor for tests and treatment. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of redish brown freckles like spots on my lower leg and ankles?

What are possible causes of redish brown freckles like spots on my lower leg and ankles?

Stasis dermatitis: This could be small drops f blood in skin. This can come from varicose veins. If however they are of recent onset they could represent a condition called vasculitis which is an allergic reaction to a drug, or possible underlying infection. Either way see a doctor for evaluation. It is difficult to remove the color of changes from varicose veins. ...Read more

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What can I do if my lower leg (part above my ankles) is skinny. Really skinny. Is that bad?

What can I do if my lower leg (part above my ankles) is skinny. Really skinny. Is that bad?

No: No, it's not bad. It won't affect the way your walk, run or perform activities. Hope that alleviates your fears. ...Read more

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