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Will soaking in epson salt help spraned ankle?

Will soaking in epson salt help spraned ankle?

Not really: It might help by causing muscle relaxation and relieving the pain. This is not a function of the salt. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my ankle is spraned or bronken I turned my ankle last sunday and it still hurts and it will be a week this sunday of when it happed

How can I tell if my ankle is spraned or bronken I turned my ankle last sunday and it still hurts and it will be a week this sunday of when it happed

There: There are only two ways of finding out if your ankle is broken: an x-ray, or asking superman. Since the odds are overwhelming in favor of #1, my best advice is to go to a podiatrist or orthopedist and get the thing x-rayed and find out for certain.

It's important to treat an ankle fracture promptly and adequately, so don't delay.

Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more

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What causes my ankles to swell?

What causes my ankles to swell?

Many causes: It could be as simple as venous insufficiency due to age, especially in women to heart-failure, renal disease, liver disease and poor diet. It would be a good idea to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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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 twisted my ankles, what should I do?

I twisted my ankles, what should I do?

RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. See physician for significant injury. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fluid on the ankles?

Many causes: If it is peripheral edema the causes include an underlying medical reason- hypothyroidism, venous stasis/insufficiency, heart disease, excess sodium intake, diabetes, or caused by medication. If it is arising from the ankle joints think arthritis. In either case, see your doctor to get at the cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my ankles keep clicking?

Why might it be that my ankles keep clicking?

Many reasons: Possible air in joint, tendon or ligament out of position, arthritis and many more. X-ray would give a clue. ...Read more

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Curious as to why are my ankles always swollen?

Curious as to why are my ankles always swollen?

Could be many things: It would be best to see a doctor for evaluation. It could be anything from poor circulation, to varicose veins, to kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure. ...Read more

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How would I get fatter/thicker calfs and ankles?

Calve workouts: Any workouts that pushes you to the tip toe position will strengthen the calf muscle. Jumping jacks, lunges, stair climbing, hurdle running, etc. ...Read more

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Are there solutions and suggestions for weak ankles?

Ankle brace: Several ways one see physical therapy to help with muscle strength and proprioceptive training, lace up ankle braces are effective and depending on activities and activity level bledsoe makes the ultimate ankle brace worn by professional athletes. Any podiatrist could help you make the best decision. ...Read more

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What is a ankle fusion?

What is a ankle fusion?

Ankle fusion: It's a surgical procedure where the joint surface is resected than locked together with screws, rods or plates. This allows for no motion across a painful joint. ...Read more

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What's ankle weight risk?

What's ankle weight risk?

Mutiple reasons: The use of ankle weights can have severe adverse effects on the lower extremity joints. The following can occur: joint strain, hyperextension of the ankle, and severe balance loss. Best to learn how to use the ankle weights appropriately before starting any physical training activity. ...Read more

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What is a cause of ankle pains?

Ankle pain: There is a long list of structures that are part of the ankle that could cause pain too many to list in this box I would see a specialist either a podiatrist and or a orthopedist and have x-rays and a xray also a MRI and or ct maybe needed depends on the history. ...Read more

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How might you twist your ankle?

Ankle sprain: Generally, a twisted ankle is another term for a "sprained ankle". This is either a rotation with the foot turned in or out and the leg turning with the foot or against it. The most common twist is when the foot turns in and "rolls" under the ankle where pain, swelling, and instability occurs on the outside of the ankle. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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What if I breck my ankle tomrow?

Buy crutches 2day: Seriously: ice elevate and take the weight off the ankle till you can see a doctor and get treated. Treatment depends on what kind of fracture pattern you have from bracing to casting to surgery. ...Read more

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Little white spots on my ankles?

Skin plaques.: Probably nothing to be concerned about. Also, probably nothing to do about it. You could see a dermatologist to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Why do my ankles hurt when I run?

Ankle pain: You might be running with poorly supported sneakers. You may also have hyper pronated feet. I recommend you see a podiatrist to evaluate your current running sneakers as well as your gait to see ifyou can benefit from orthotics. ...Read more

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Are ankle xrays expensive to get?

Ankle xrays: Should not cost you more than $150 for a complete ankle series. ...Read more

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What is the cause of ankle spurs?

What is the cause of ankle spurs?

SPORTS: You're young. Any contact sports in high school or college? Any history of fracture? It could be wear-and-tear arthritis, or a manifestation of a more unusual arthritis. Is it painful? How do you know you have spurs? An x-ray?

Sincerely,
Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Is it possible to jam your ankle?

Is it possible to jam your ankle?

Yes: Hello,
It is quite possible for you to "jam" your ankle just as you would "jam" other joints. Its important after recovery from the pain and swelling to be evaluated for cartilage damage (i.e. OCD lesion) and ligamentous injury (i.e. high ankle sprain, syndesmosis injury). Please consult a podiatrist or orthopedist who can order advanced imagining and steer you in the right treatment protocol. ...Read more

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Itching ankles caused by plebitus?

Itching ankles caused by plebitus?

Itching: Phlebitis means inflammation of superficial veins which may or may not be associated with itching. ...Read more

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What do you do for a sprang ankle?

What do you do for a sprang ankle?

Sprained ankle: Ankle injuries require time to heal. Typically 6 weeks for the majority of patients as the ankle ligaments heal. Based on the level of injury, some patients need a cast and crutches while others may only need an ankle brace. Most important is to follow the doctors instructions on a daily basis. ...Read more

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How can I treat fluid in my ankle?

Use compression stoc: Use compression stockings. Put them on in the morning first thing out of bed. ...Read more

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How long do ankle replacements last?

Longevity ankles: Good question. It depends on which one you are talking about. But, in general the data suggest a survivorship of 85-90% at 10 years. We don't have the 15 year data yet. ...Read more

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How can you prevent sprained ankles?

How can you prevent sprained ankles?

You can't.: Accidents can't be avoided, only mimimized. Sprains occur when all your weight is on one leg, the foot is in an awkward position, and the ankle is forced beyond its normal range of motion. This happens on uneven terrain so pick your trails carefully. After a sprain, an incompletely rehabilitated ankle is prone to reinjury, so physical therapy and a program of ankle strengthening is wise. ...Read more

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Can you pinch a nerve in your ankle?

You can pinch: A nerve pretty much anywhere......Ankle is actually a pretty susceptible location.
The tarsal tunnel is just below the inner ankle and this is a common location of nerve compressions. ...Read more

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How do you heal a bad ankle quicker?

How do you heal a bad ankle quicker?

You figure out: What is making the ankle bad. Once you do that you can try and fix it, brace it etc. A simple injection may help, all depending what the problem is. So, see a doctor, get a diagnosis and they will help formulate a plan to get that bad ankle into a good ankle. ...Read more

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What causes tightness at the ankles?

What causes tightness at the ankles?

Many things: There are a number of things that can cause tightness in the ankles. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone tightness in these areas should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at:
www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/foot ankle. ...Read more

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How can I tell if factored my ankle?

Tender at the back: Ankle sprains tend to be painful to touch over the front of the ankle bones while fractures are more likely to hurt pressure is applied to the back of the bones. Also, if you're able to walk (albeit with a limp) it's highly unlikely that it is fractured. ...Read more

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What is cause of my ankles swelling?

What is cause of my ankles swelling?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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What is pebbley rash on ankles from?

What is pebbley rash on ankles from?

Depends: It depends on the color of the rash, raised or flat, dry or weeping skin, size of it. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I sprain either of my ankles?

Disconcerting: This question is of concern. First, it would be unethical for physicians to give you a recipe to injure your body. Second, if you desire to engage in self-harm please seek mental health help. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I break my ankle without pain????

Unless: You have a neuropathy (e.g. due to diabetes), are anesthetized or under the influence of analgesic drugs, or have some other pathologic process in which you are desensitized to pain or unable to feel pain, you will feel pain if you fracture your ankle. ...Read more

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I got a cut on my ankle what do I do?

Cut: Depends on how dirty and deep is the cut. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots work for ankles?

Do cortisone shots work for ankles?

It would be: Good to know diagnosis you plan on using them for. In some instances, they are helpful. You do not want to ovutilize them and you do want to be cautious around tendons. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ankle injuries?

Can you tell me about ankle injuries?

Yes: It would be better to know what specifics you want.

There are sprains, strains, fractures. ...Read more