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I have swollen feet and ankles on both sides and severe pain in both wich make it hard to walk and is causing pain in my hips n back What causes this?

Swollen ankles: Could be edema from heart disease, liver, kideny or venous insufficiency, or arthritis, or Charcots joints from DM, bilateral clots are rare. Please follow up today with ER or urgent care as this is significant. ...Read more

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Severe pain in both feet. Feels like a permanent cramp or numbness. Both are swollen to above ankle. Weight bearing is a problem.?

Severe pain in both feet. Feels like a permanent cramp or numbness. Both are swollen to above ankle. Weight bearing is a problem.?

Hard to say: Could be pregnancy, blood vessel issues, thyroid issues. I would suggest an exam by your doctor or to the emergency room for proper work up. Good luck ...Read more

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My achelies on both ankles have been giving me severe pain. What could it be?

My achelies on both ankles have been giving me severe pain. What could it be?

A few things: It could be achilles tendinitis, tendon tear a bursitis, a nerve irritation or something else. Seeing a podiatrist or orthopedist should help provide a more specific diagnosis and get this issue behind you. ...Read more

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I feel some punctual but severe pain on my ankle in the latest two weeks. In a few moments it gets bigger. What should I do?

I feel some punctual but severe pain on my ankle in the latest two weeks. In a few moments it gets bigger. What should I do?

RIICE....: Hello,
Go with resting, icing and compression of the foot if this was due to recent trauma, if it doesn't get better please seek medical consult. Feel Better! ...Read more

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Having severe pain in hip, knee and ankle?

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Having severe pain in hip, knee and ankle?

Need more info: We will need the context of this pain, as well as other symptoms, in order to have any chance at making a reasonable answer. ...Read more

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Severe pain in my back, spine, knees and ankles. How to find out what is wrong?

Severe pain in my back, spine, knees and ankles. How to find out what is wrong?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I experience severe pain with spasms in my feet and ankles, daily. What should I do?

I experience severe pain with spasms in my feet and ankles, daily. What should I do?

Check circulation: People with poor circulation develop severe pain and cramping after walking short distances. If this is the case see a vascular specialist. Diabetes can affect the nerves and cause severe painful neuropathy. Severe pain can also be caused by arthritis. Pronation if severe can also cause these problems (flat foot). ...Read more

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I have severe pain due to ankle surgery, any suggestions?

I have severe pain due to ankle surgery, any suggestions?

Ankle surgery: It depends on what type of surgery you had for the surgery and how long ago but you will have some pain. If this has been occurring for some time with no dissipation of the pain I would recommend seeing another foot and ankle specialist or orthopedist to see if something else is going on. ...Read more

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I have a degenerative ankle which causes occasional severe pain. How often can I take opioids safely for pain?

Seldom: Opioids are not the first line nsaids like Naproxen etc are tried first if not helpful some nsaids may work better than other, then tramadol and acetaminophen. If opioid are used excessively often pain can be worse secondary to opioid induced hyperalgesia syndrome. You can also use Lidocaine patches or diclofenac patches to affected area. ...Read more

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Landed on my ankle on the side in a hole. Heard a pop. Severe pain. My ankle is the size of a baseball and blue and purple. What do you think?

Begin RICE now.: I think you should immediately Rest the foot. Apply ICE compression. Apply light COMPRESSION. ELEVATE the foot. You should bear no weight until you can have it evaluated. Crutches are strongly advised. There is no way of determining just how serious the injury is without an evaluation, including x-rays at a minimum. ...Read more

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What could cause severe pain and swelling several weeks after ankle orif surgery?

Postop Pain: Ankle orif surgery is extensive and the postoperative pain can be significant. If you are in pain that you feel is more than should be present, follow up with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have Severe pain from your knee down to your ankle after a knee injury?

Is it normal to have Severe pain from your knee down to your ankle after a knee injury?

Not unusual: It is not uncommon depending upon the injury. Tissues including, nerves, muscles and tendons can become injured and result in inflammation. If you are unable to bear weight or have significant difficulty walking, seeing a physician would be advised. Crutches and anti-inflammatory medication for a few days may be helpful. ...Read more

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If a dislocation causes severe pain and deformity and a twisted ankle causes strong pain than is a twisted ankle a dislocation?

If a dislocation causes severe pain and deformity and a twisted ankle causes strong pain than is a twisted ankle a dislocation?

Similar: An ankle sprain results from a temporary mild dislocation of the ankle because the ligaments are stretched beyond their comfort level. If the ankle stays dislocated then there is likely a bone fracture or a complete tear of multiple ligaments. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with SEVERE pain in my ankle/foot & it shoots up the back of my calf. I didn't hurt it that I can recall?

I woke up this morning with SEVERE pain in my ankle/foot & it shoots up the back of my calf. I didn't hurt it that I can recall?

Inflammation: If there has been no injury, then acute inflammation such as seen in tendonitis, arthritis or gout must be suspected. If you don't get prompt relief with NSAIDS like ibuprofen, or if there is associated redness or swelling, or severe calf tenderness, get examined by a physician for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests will be ordered after the evaluation. ...Read more

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My sister has severe pain and swelling on the inside of her ankle and she has not had any injury. She is 52 years old and works standing all day on concrete kitchen. Whatshould she do?

My sister has severe pain and swelling on the inside of her ankle and she has not had any injury. She is 52 years old and works standing all day on concrete kitchen. Whatshould she do?

I think she: Needs to see a foot and ankle specialist. Without evaluating her ankle, she may have posterior tibial tendonitis. This is a common problem in that location. Having said that she should be seen in person for evaluation and definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What kind of ankle sprain would coincide with loud popping and severe pain that feels like being stabbed?

What kind of ankle sprain would coincide with loud popping and severe pain that feels like being stabbed?

A significant one: The "popping" is the tearing of ligaments (hopefully not bone) keep in mind if it is only a sprain, the torn ligaments are attached to bone. Sometimes a sprain of the ankle can entail an avulsion fracture (ligament taking a piece of bone with it) x-rays should be taken with such an injury. If any part of the foot is sore, this should also be x-rayed. Rice-rest, ice, compression, elevation. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes under control. My question is what could be causing my left ankle to swell a little but severe pain?

I have type 2 diabetes under control. My question is what could be causing my left ankle to swell a little but severe pain?

Swollen ankle: Congrats on blood sugar control. I suggest you see your doctor about your ankle. It could be fluid retention in your foot or could be a minor fracture, or something else. ...Read more

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Severe pain in the lower back with a stabbing pain going into my butt and down the back of my leg ending in my ankle. When should I seek help?

Severe pain in the lower back with a stabbing pain going into my butt and down the back of my leg ending in my ankle. When should I seek help?

LUNCH BREAK: Today?
Depends on the severity and what have you tried for the pain so far.
Likely your sciatic nerve is inflammed. Not only for treatment, but to find out the cause, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe pain on the bottom outer portion of my right foot and under my ankle when I put pressure on and take pressure off. What could that be?

I have severe pain on the bottom outer portion of my right foot and under my ankle when I put pressure on and take pressure off. What could that be?

On the bottom: Outer part of the foot injury to the lateral band of the plantar fascia is possible and under the ankle would be possible injury to the peroneal tendons. ...Read more

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In 1999 I had ostyomylites in my right ankle 139 clean out and 169 surgery it healed. But now I'm having problems with it when I walk it severe pain?

In 1999 I had ostyomylites in my right ankle 139 clean out and 169 surgery it healed. But now I'm having problems with it when I walk it severe pain?

Arthritis: Most likely the infection in your ankle has led to arthritis of the ankle joint and that may be what is causing your pain. The other potential could be recurrence of the infection. You should contact your orthopaedic surgeon or find a foot and ankle orthopaedic specialist at aofas. Org. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe pain in arch of foot and ankle?

Need medical advice for severe pain in arch of foot and ankle?

See below: It may be plantar fasciitis.
Try ice, stretching and aleve (naproxen). If this does not help see a podiatrist for exam. ...Read more

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Every night I have severe pain in my left foot but the pain is worse on my heal I wear trainers so its not my shoes and both my ankles are puffy.?

Every night I have severe pain in my left foot but the pain is worse on my heal I wear trainers so its not my shoes and both my ankles are puffy.?

Heel pain: You should be evaluated by a podiatrist. Heel pain is commonly caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia (arch ligament) or the achilles tendon. Swelling has many causes. Get it checked out and treated. ...Read more