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I have pain in left ankle. Xray didn't show anything. What would be the next to find out the cause of pain. Not swollen or redness?

I have pain in left ankle. Xray didn't show anything. What would be the next to find out the cause of pain. Not swollen or redness?

Exam..Exam..History.: You need to have a thorough exam of your foot and ankle as well as a description of the pain, it's route, severity,and location. This is the type of information that is necessary to find the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I'm having pain in my left ankle when walking and every now and again having a shouting pain from my ankle to my knee. No redness or swelling?

I'm having pain in my left ankle  when walking and every now and again having a shouting pain from my ankle to my knee. No redness or swelling?

Compensation.: It might be that the ankle pain is making you compensate, ever so slightly, as you walk. This compensation is causing the pain to you knee. You need to have a consultation with a specialist. ...Read more

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My wife & i returned from norway week ago. She discovered a rash/injury just above her left ankle. Where can I send pictures to get opinion of cause?

My wife & i returned from norway week ago. She discovered a rash/injury just above her left ankle. Where can I send pictures to get opinion of cause?

Make an appointment: All skin lesions can best be diagnosed and treated in person. So the best option is to make an appointment to see a podiatist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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The left side of my left ankle has been red & swollen for three days now. It is painful to the touch & hurts to put weight on it. What is wrong?

The left side of my left ankle has been red & swollen for three days now. It is painful to the touch & hurts to put weight on it. What is wrong?

Ankle Fracture?: First, get an x-ray to rule out a fracture (if there was trauma causing the swelling and redness) if a fracture had been ruled outby x-ray then a thorough exam of the ankle by a physical medicine & rehabilitation physician or orthopedist physician is recommended. ...Read more

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My left ankle has been very itchy. But I don't see any rash or bug bite there. What are some possible causes of this?

My left ankle has been very itchy. But I don't see any rash or bug bite there. What are some possible causes of this?

Itch: An itchy region without a rash may be caused by a patch of dry skin, slight irritability/inflammation of superficial nerves or a low grade allergic reaction or irritation from clothing or friction. Applying a cortisone type ointment to that itchy patch. ...Read more

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Left ankle is very flaky, dry, red and itches ever so often. When i scratch, it becomes very painful and stings to out lotion on. What could it be?

Left ankle is very flaky, dry, red and itches ever so often. When i scratch, it becomes very painful and stings to out lotion on. What could it be?

Ankle: Scaling and itchiness on the ankle or any part of the skin on the body can because by many things. This could be a fungal infection or could be a dermatitis like eczema. You should see your podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Feet inflammed and red whenever i am on them. started with injury to left ankle. get so red and hurt. pvd testing neg, so many tests but no answers :(?

Feet inflammed and red whenever i am on them. started with injury to left ankle. get so red and hurt. pvd testing neg, so many tests but no answers :(?

Not Related...: I don't think that your condition has not so much to do with your ankle injury, but more related to one of the many vasospastic conditions that can affect the blood flow to the extremities. Your best route is to be evaluated by a neurologist, physiatrist or possibly an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Noticing red spots that almost look like bug bites on inside of my left ankle, same ankle i fractured a few years back. How do I get them to go away?

Noticing red spots that almost look like bug bites on inside of my left ankle, same ankle i fractured a few years back. How do I get them to go away?

Bites: It just may be bites. It's summer in south carolina. Consider mosquito, beetle, bed bug, scabies, chiggers, ticks. Spanish moss in south carolina harbors chiggers. Unlikely coming from old fracture. ...Read more

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My left ankle has been swelling with red strips, itching, and I have pain under my foot?

My left ankle has been swelling with red strips, itching, and I have pain under my foot?

Possible infection: The red strips you describe may be an infections traveling through the lymph system which is a sign of spread. The swollen ankle and pain may also be related to infection. There are other non-infectious causes but that needs to be ruled out first so it does not become generalized. You should be seen today or utilize an online consult IF you are able to provide a good picture of the affected area. ...Read more

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Hi! My mom has red dots in her left leg that don't itch or hurt. She sprained her left ankle last week. Just a coincidence?

Hi! My mom has red dots in her left leg that don't itch or hurt. She sprained her left ankle last week. Just a coincidence?

Red dots: This may be part of her trauma and may represent broken blood vessels. If they are not resolving or spreading; have her checked. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more