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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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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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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 could cause a burning in my lower leg around my ankle?

What could cause a burning in my lower leg around my ankle?

Tarsal tunnel syndr: If it is on the inner aspect of the ankle it could be tarsal tunnel syndrome..Much like one gets in the wrist. ...Read more

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What does a weak or unstable ankle mean in my case look at other questions on same ankle and lower leg please?

Weakness of muscles: Miss: I am unsure of the 2nd part of your question,
weakness of muscles and/or ligaments would cause you pain, discomfort, tiredness, inability to move it through the full possible range of motion, etc. The ankle might way under as you walk on it.
Usually a result of not getting therapy to improve strength after an injury to it; or maybe due to a neurological cause from back or in the leg itself. ...Read more

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How can I make the swelling and redness go away in my lower leg/ankles and is it normal for it to hurt when touched?

How can I make the swelling and redness go away in my lower leg/ankles and is it normal for it to hurt when touched?

CELLULITIS: CALF PAIN POSITIVE HOMAN'S SIGN "MAY" INDICATE RISK OF EMBOLUS (CLOT). SEE YOUR PCP FOR EVALUATION. INTERMIN CARE IS ONE ASPIRIN A DAY. HOPE THIS HELPS ...Read more

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I fell while getting up with my lower leg caught in a chair. Lower leg to the ankle hurts. Can't put weight and limping. Happened yesterday, painful?

I fell while getting up with my lower leg caught in a chair. Lower leg to the ankle hurts. Can't put weight and limping.  Happened yesterday, painful?

Fall: See your physician regarding the injury. Have some xrays to evaluate for fracture! rest, ice, elevate in the meanwhile. Get crutches if need be to relieve during weight bearing. See your dic asap. ...Read more

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After work a few days ago I have been having pain in my right ankle on the lateral side. I can occasionally feel very mild discomfort in my lower leg ?

That's a little too : General unfortunately. Based on info given you may have strained your perineal tendons. You can try a few days of antiinflammatories if not contraindicated like alleve, or try mild stretching... ...Read more

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What two veins descend parallel in the lower leg to ankle?

What two veins descend parallel in the lower leg to ankle?

Veins : the greater saphenous and lesser saphenous veins. Greater saohenous along the medial side or inside - from the groin to the foot/ ankle and the lesser saphenous along the lateral or outside of the ankle. ...Read more

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What causes edema in feet, ankles and the front of lower leg?

What causes edema in feet, ankles and the front of lower leg?

Get checked: Swelling and pain in such a diffuse area of the lower extremity can be caused by multitude of things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous surgery...Basically many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the swelling, does it every go down, when does it hurt, what is your diet, etc. Get checked. ...Read more

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What could produce pain in my lower leg and ankle muscles(anterior)?

Ant muscle group: This depends on whether this symptom is caused by any physical activity (sport, exercise) or injury. Absent any of these factors, pain in the anterior lower leg and ankle muscles is due to one of 2 conditions: 1/ tendinitis or strain of the anterior muscle group (edl, ta muscles) in the leg, or 2/ shin splints. Shin splints (pain at mid shin) are usually caused by walking uphill/ uneven terrain. ...Read more

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I bashedmy upper ankle/lower leg onmedal it hurts 2walk frm the muscle stretchin.Straightening or pointingfoot hurts my leg. Will this go away soon?!

Need exam but: Try rest, ice, compression and elevation. We can't predict when symptoms will go away unless we know what diagnosis is, then we can give a range of timeline. ...Read more

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