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Severe Pain In Both Ankles
Severe pain in both knees, ankles some knuckles often have bad headaches, light sensitive, swelling in knees for over 3 years. Nothing helps. Diagnose?
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?
Severe pain in both feet. Feels like a permanent cramp or numbness. Both are swollen to above ankle. Weight bearing is a problem.?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
If a dislocation causes severe pain and deformity and a twisted ankle causes strong pain than is a twisted ankle a dislocation?
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
I am having very severe pain in my foot and in the outer boneof my ankle. I have to wrap my foot. That kind of helps, butnot everytime. I have a nagging pain. What should I 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
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
Severe pain 2 weeks after ankle surgery still. Can't sleep at night. Is this normal? I had peroneal sublaxtion surgery
I would certainly: Recommend you consult your surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have type 2 diabetes under control. My question is what could be causing my left ankle to swell a little but severe pain?
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?
I lifted a heavy box 6 days ago, and have been having severe pain in my right buttock with numbness that moves down my leg to the ankle. Help?
Sciatica: Antiinflammatories, heat to origin of pain and stretching are good things to try. ...Read more
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
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
10 years after severe break of right leg at ankle and right above 2 plates 8 screws and 2 huge screws removed weak but now severe pain and colapse.
See a surgeon: You should see an orthopedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have lupus and having severe pain starts from hip to ankle it's been about 2 months recently started burning too?
See a doctor: Time to see a doctor to determine the cause of the problem. ...Read more
I have really severe pain in my groin area and it travels down to my knee on the right side. From knee to ankle is red and hot?
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.?
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