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Painful Ankles What Could It Be
After sitting for a half hour or longer, when I get up to walk both my feet and ankles are painful. What could cause that? No injury or swelling.
Plantar fasciitis : Is the most likely culprit. It's hallmark is pain in the heel after rest. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 56 years old I have the same mass in my ankles now very painful almost a year of this kind of experienced?
See a podiatrist: You need professional care.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
32yo female. Every few weeks i get painful/extremely weak wrists and/or ankles. Causes dropping and stumbling while walking. What could this be?
Se a rheumatologist.: The possible causes are many. See a rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have very painful swollen hot ankles i cant find any bites and they are both the same no one bigger than the other have you any ideas?
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
Lactic acid: The muscle contracts and spasms.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have been having very painful pressure in my ankle, do you know what this might be, or what caused it?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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