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Painful ankles what could it be?

Painful ankles what could it be?

Depends: It depends on the timing, duration, characteristic, response to activity, time of day, and intensity. Could be arthritis, instability, tendon tear, ligament tear, impingement, extra bone, or nerve entrapment. ...Read more

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I have an urge to crack my ankles at night. When I have the urge, it becomes painful if I don't crack them. What could this be?

I have an urge to crack my ankles at night. When I have the urge, it becomes painful if I don't crack them. What could this be?

Get cracking.: There are several reasons that are considered to make your joints crack. Nitrogen gas, tendon snap are the most popular. It is generally thought that it causes no harm. If it becomes a problem, then you will need to seek the help from a specialist. ...Read more

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I have a small hard and painful knob like thing under my skin just above my ankle. What could this be? Thank you

I have a small hard and painful knob like thing under my skin just above my ankle. What could this be? Thank you

Many possibilities : It can be a soft tissue growth or a bone growth. Have it examined by your family doctor, a dermatologist or an orthopedist if it there is bone involved. ...Read more

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My ankle has a knot on the front of it very painful?

Need more info: A knot on the front of the ankle can be a description for various things including a contusion, a vein engorgement, a soft tissue growth or even a fracture. Need a bit more history and description. If in doubt about something, it doesn't hurt to go to a foot/ankle specialist and have it examined. ...Read more

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I managed to break my ankle in the same place twice in the space of a year, but now (one year on), where I broke it is really bothering me and painful?

I managed to break my ankle in the same place twice in the space of a year, but now (one year on), where I broke it is really bothering me and painful?

Revisit ortho: How unfortunate for you! Your ankle may not have been completely healed yet, making it more prone to re-injury. Time for a visit to your orthopedist for another set of xrays. Securing it with an ankle brace or wrap, applying ice packs and taking Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin would be a good idea for the meantime. ...Read more

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How painful is a sprained ankle?

How painful is a sprained ankle?

Depends: There can be minimal pain or really severe pain depending how badly the ankle is sprained and how much damage has been caused to the ligament ...Read more

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Boil on ankle pussing painful - treatmeant?

Boil on ankle pussing painful - treatmeant?

Determine cause...: See your pmd to determine why you have developed a boil and get the appropriate treatment. There are many things that can cause this and would be very difficult to try to diagnose and develop treatment plan on line. ...Read more

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Broken ankle painful 2 years later?

Broken ankle painful 2 years later?

Cartilage injury: Fractures of the ankle can result in post-traumatic arthritis either imediately or come on years later. Scar tissue and/or cartilage damage is the most common cause . See an orthopedic surgeon for eevaluation which may include plain x-rays, ct scan or mri. ...Read more

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What is causing my ankle to become swollen and painful?

What is causing my ankle to become swollen and painful?

Pain : Many causes, is it from an injury. If not when does it swell. Morning or evening. Any other joints swollen. These all have to be taken into consideration to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Every time I'm in Lacrosse practice, my ankles tend to have a burning sensation that can be painful at times?

Burning ankles: You need a evaluation/exam by a podiatrist or orthopedist May just need more mechanical support for your feet and ankles Have them check the joints and your tendons and foot position when standing also make sure your shoes are in good shape your growth plates should be closed 14-16 years but they may want x-rays done Is your burning in the inside, back, front or outside of the ankles ? ...Read more

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For seven yrs i have had swelling in both cafe ankle area. More on right side sometimes its painful to touch. Dr say im fine?

The causes...: Can be varied some benign some more serious. Having this for 7 years makes it less likely to be very serious, and yet a cause should be found ...Read more

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I am a 29 year old female and I have been having painful swelling in both my ankles for 6 months. All blood tests were normal.

I am a 29 year old female and I have been having painful swelling in both my ankles for 6 months.  All blood tests were normal.

Many reasons: Swelling in the ankles could be do to slow return of blood flow by then veins or it could be slow return of the lymph. Blood pressure medications can also cause this. Things to consider for swollen ankles: avoid wearing socks with elastic at the ankles. Knee length socks/stockings with over the counter grade compression. Keeping legs elevated above heart level. ...Read more

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