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I have pain in the back of my ankle . What can I do for it ? Also do I need to see a Dr about it ?

I have pain in the back of my ankle . What can I do for it ? Also do I need to see a Dr about it ?

Achilles......: More detail is need to determine the severity of your problem. In general , pain in this area should be evaluated by a physician. The main consideration is Achilles tendinitis and the problems associated with that condition. ...Read more

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I have pain in the back of my ankle. I dont have any swelling. It is usually in the morning when i wake up or if i have been laying doen a while?

I have pain in the back of my ankle. I dont have any swelling. It is usually in the morning when i wake up or if i have been laying doen a while?

Ankle: You were not totally clear - but from your description it may very well plantar fascitis - does it get better the more your walk around and as the day goes on? ...Read more

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I been having pain in the back of my ankle for over a month now due my new shoes should I not earth them n what it causing it?

I been having pain in the back of my ankle for  over a month now due my new shoes should I not earth them n what it causing it?

Podiatrist: You need to bring the shoes in to your podiatrist and let him evaluate your foot for the architecture of your foot as well as the fit of the shoe to your foot. It might be a simple fix. But you need to see the podiatrist first. ...Read more

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Hi. I have random pain in the back of my ankle it was for like a second and it comes and go. Feels like a nerve shocking thing. My foot feels hot too?

Hi. I have random pain in the back of my ankle it was for like a second and it comes and go. Feels like a nerve shocking thing. My foot feels hot too?

Likely is : Nerve related because of your discription of it. I suggest rest and ice and if it persists or gets worse then get it checked. ...Read more

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I have funny bone pain in the back of my ankle?

I have funny bone pain in the back of my ankle?

Similar to elbow: The ankle has a nerve, similar to the ulnar nerve of the elbow. The nerve is sometimes irritated with injury, or tarsal tunnel syndrome/ entrapment. Have you recently injured your ankle or lower leg? ...Read more

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Pain in the back of my ankle while walking, mild pain when touch, when walking the pain is felt in my lower back calf.

Pain in the back of my ankle while walking, mild pain when touch, when walking the pain is felt in my lower back calf.

Tendonitis likely: Sounds like achilles tendonitis if the pain originates from that thick tendon on your heel up to your calf. The most dangerous thing would be a blood clot in your leg, typically occurs after travel or sedentary lifestyle and you get swelling in leg. If calf is swollen and you recently traveled, see your doctor quickly. If tender on the tendon anti inflammatories would be best if stomach OK. ...Read more

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I have pain on the back of my ankle when its moved what could it be? There's little to no swelling

Extra Bone: If without past or present injury, one explanation will be "an extra bone, " of which there are a number in the foot and ankle. Have a doctor take lateral foot views to know, have them taken of both feet. With injury there are rather large tendons right behind your ankle. If we are talking "pins/needles shooting electrical pain" (on the inside of the ankle), consider tarsal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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I suddenly for no apparent reason have a sharp pain at the back of my ankle just above the heel. Do I need to see a doctor? How should I treat it?

I suddenly for no apparent reason have a sharp pain at the back of my ankle just above the heel. Do I need to see a doctor? How should I treat it?

Tendonitis: Sounds like Achilles tendonitis, bursitis, or paratenonitis. Most likely tendonitis. Try Rest, Ice, mild compression (ace wrap), and take a nonsteriodal over the counter antinflammatory medication for a few days. Also don't wear flat shoes or go barefoot. If it doesn't clear up in a couple of weeks it's time for an office visit. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do about my hamstrings? I had back surgery to remove a benign tumor in my lower back around two years ago. The tumor caused non-stop pain from my lower back to my ankles to the point where i was pretty much bedridden. This lasted for eight m

From : From the sounds of your description, the tumor that was removed had some involvement of the spinal cord or the nerves of the cauda equina descending from the cord. Your description of pain is consistent with a continued neurologic cause of the ongoing pain. This could be from post operative scar tissue about the nerves of the cauda equina or just residuals from damage caused by the original tumor.
The recommendations of your physical therapist appear correct, however, there can often be additional measures taken to improve your tolerance of the therapy activities.
My recommendation would be to engage the care of a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation to best guide your recovery. Considerations would be for medications to calm the nerves or consider medications for muscle spasticity if indicated. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle pain. It is in the back of my ankle. It hurts a little when I stand on it and when I walk on it it really hurts. ?

Achilles tendonitis: Posterior ankle pain that hurts worse when you stand is typically the insertion of the Achilles' tendon that has become inflamed. Ice the area and wear shoes with an open back but not flats.
Find a shoe wear heel is at least one inch higher.
Rest area limit exercise, find a good sneaker or shoe store and get a dorsiflexion night splint. ...Read more

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I have strain ankle 2years ago after a while my ankle ok but now now i feel pain back at my ankle. Do i need surgery?

Slow Down.: Pain in the back of your ankle can be caused by many things. Most do not involve surgical intervention. The immediate concern is have your ankle evaluated so as to prevent any further damage to the ankle, if possible. A competent specialist should be able to answer all your questions and initiate treatment. ...Read more

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Am 23 yr female since yesterday am experiencing headache pain in my shoulder back of my neck and ankle what could cause that?

Am 23 yr female since yesterday am experiencing headache pain in my shoulder back of my neck and ankle what could cause that?

It's most likely: Some sort of muscular tissue strain. The ankle is likely a seperate issue but watch for fever. Have you been sleeping at night or grinding, clinching teeth when u do? If so that's gonna add to it, easy to treat medically. Go in if no improvement, any new sports recently? Any inflammation? We can try a private if new onset, linked to mood sx's or insomnia but sounds self limiting. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why would i get sudden joint pain on my back, wrists and ankles over a two week period?

Why would i get sudden joint pain on my back, wrists and ankles over a two week period?

Can be a few things: New onset joint pain can be from: viral illness ( like parvovirus), or from an early type of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. See your pcp first; if diagnosis not clear see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can I have sciatica without back pain? I only have pain behind knee and calf with occasional thigh, ankle and butt pain.

Can I have sciatica without back pain? I only have pain behind knee and calf with occasional thigh, ankle and butt pain.

Yes: All the symptoms you are referring to are consistent with Sciatica. See your doctor. I really like Physical Therapy for sciatica. You may want to consider this as well, but ask your doctor what is the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Pain behind right knee? Sometime in butt down to calf? Numbness in back of ankle. No back pain! hips hurt when sleep on 1 side to long.

Pain behind right knee? Sometime in butt down to calf? Numbness in back of ankle. No back pain! hips hurt when sleep on 1 side to long.

Lumbar disk disease: This is the approximate distribution of a sciatica type syndrome. If you have a computer go to google and type in dermatome map. If you look at the dermatome MAP you can see the distribution of where the nerves come from the supply the specific areas mentioned.
If this is that symptomatic you probably need to go in and see your doctor and get a MRI of the lumbar spine for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Lt side lower back pain that radiates down to the back of my lt ankle also experiencing bad constipation w/- large hard stool what cld this be?

Lt side lower back pain that radiates down to the back of my lt ankle also experiencing bad constipation w/- large hard stool what cld this be?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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I have bad middle to low back pain on the left with pain going down the back of right leg(in certain positions) are they related?

I have bad middle to low back pain on the left with pain going down the back of right leg(in certain positions) are they related?

Low Back Pain: Very common for humans to experience back pain. Acute onset of back pain usually resolves in 4-6 weeks. If pain isn't improved, worsens, radiates into legs, causes tingling and numbness into legs, weakness of legs, associated with numbness in the perianal area, bowel or bladder problem, fever, chill, unexplained weight loss, of pain while lying down regardless of position seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I've been having really bad low back pain recently with sharp pain down back of left leg, specifically when bending over, lifting, or coughing. ?

I've been having really bad low back pain recently with sharp pain down back of left leg, specifically when bending over, lifting, or coughing. ?

This is most : consistent with a disc source of nerve compression or irritation although there can be other possibilities. The fact that you can increase the pain with bending & lifting & worsen the pain with coughing most likely to find a disc problem like a herniation or tear of the outer portion of the disc known as an annular tear. These can be treated non operatively 90% of the time. Start with your doctor ...Read more

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Lower back pain mainly in middle. Doesn't shoot down leg, no numbness. Really bad to go from sitting to standing. Need pillow behind back when sitting?

Lower back pain mainly in middle. Doesn't shoot down leg, no numbness. Really bad to go from sitting to standing. Need pillow behind back when sitting?

Disc pain: Likely a disc related pain. This pain feels worse while sitting and leaning forward or slouching, getting up from a siting position, bending forward, reaching out and above. Most damaged discs heal n their own if the causative factor is avoided such a lifting heavy objects, bending down all the time etc. Pillow behind the back extends the spine and relieves pressure on a damaged disc. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain which causes my left leg to go numb right behind the kneecap.

I have lower back pain which causes my left leg to go numb right behind the kneecap.

L4 or unrelated: L5 and S1 nerve root impingement produces discomfort that radiates below the knee all the way to the foot. L4 root can produce numbness down to the knee but usually not just behind the knee. Baker's cysts and other problems behing the knee joint can produce numbness behaind the knee but are unrelated to back pain. To sort this all out you will need to undergo an assessment. ...Read more

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What could cause lower back pain... I can feel tingles down the back of my left leg and it will go numb.

What could cause lower back pain... I can feel tingles down the back of my left leg and it will go numb.

Nerve impingement: With tingling and numbness, it sounds as if you have a definite nerve issues. You most likely have your Sciatic nerve being compressed and that will cause your issues. Have the Dr. evaluate you and some radiology tests would be in order most likely. Nsaids and warm compresses to the back may help to start at this time,...Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of damaged nerves in left leg.I have pain above knee that radiates to fumer to hip.Sometimes the whole leg from behind.No back pain?

What are symptoms of damaged nerves in left leg.I have pain above knee that radiates to fumer  to hip.Sometimes the whole leg from behind.No back pain?

Depends: Damaged nerve pain is usually described as electrical shocks, burning, stabbing, pins and needle sensations. The pain can be exacerbated with movement but it can arise spontaneously. I would see a physician to work this up further.
Damage to nerves can also present as weakness in the leg. ...Read more

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Numbness in right arm. Cause? I also have lower back pain with random sharp pains down the back of my right leg

Numbness in right arm. Cause? I also have lower back pain with random sharp pains down the back of my right leg

NEUROLOGIST: Etime for a neurological workup. Problems in low back could account for pain in leg - but not arm. A neurologist should gt a history and examine you and see what needs to be done. ...Read more

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I have suffered with back pain for years and now i get a throbbing pain in the back of my right leg just above the knee when I am driving?

I have suffered with back pain for years and now i get a throbbing pain in the back of my right leg just above the knee when I am driving?

Radiculopathy: When a stable back pain started to change its nature , it is necessary to see your pcp as soon as possible since it is an indicative of nerve compression or irritation. The exact nature your condition should be evaluated by thorough history , physical examination and possibly mri. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have low back pain & down the back of my lt leg to my knee. An MRI showed occult sacral meningocele. Could this be the cause?

I have low back pain & down the back of my lt leg to my knee. An MRI showed occult sacral meningocele. Could this be the cause?

These typically are: Incidental or accidental findings on some patients' mri's as they occur usually without any symptoms except in older patients with bone density loss and when large can cause bone erosion sometimes leading to a sacral fracture but otherwise of no consequence and most likely unrelated to your symptoms. See a spine specialist for a specific evaluation. ...Read more

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Causes of back pain (L4 downwards) painful back of thighs & calf cramp mainly in 1 leg, worse when sitting & lying down compared to waking/moving?

Causes of back pain (L4 downwards) painful back of thighs & calf cramp mainly in 1 leg, worse when sitting & lying down compared to waking/moving?

Uncertain need more : To answer your question we need more information. Back pain can be really related to pinch nerves, disc, muscle, tendon, and even circulation. We need more information to answer your question. ...Read more