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Doctor insights on: Stiff Feet And Ankles In The Morning

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng Dr. Cheng
Family Medicine
27 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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After spending 8-11 hours standing and walking on concrete floor working I get pain iin my feet and stiffness in my ankles what can I do to stop this?

After spending 8-11 hours standing and walking on concrete floor working I get pain iin my feet and stiffness in my ankles what can I do to stop this?

Care for your feet: Taking care of your feet is very important when you spend long periods of time on them. Properly fitting shoes with good arch supports and sufficient cushion for walking (which is different for running or for court sports) is very important. Also consider additional arch supports (not just insoles which are flat) that go in your shoes. Spenco is one of many brands of arch supports available.

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Dr. David Kahan Dr. Kahan
Podiatry
28 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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I have sudden ankle pain, top of my foot crease of ankle and stiffness in my foot. Very painful?

I have sudden ankle pain, top of my foot crease of ankle and stiffness in my foot. Very painful?

Tendonitis?: This could be myriad possibilities. Tendonitis, fracture, gout, arthritis, infection. This needs to be checked out soon.

Dr. Eugene Batelli Dr. Batelli
Podiatry
19 years in practice
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How do I get knee, ankle and feet swelling with pain and stiffness?

How do I get knee, ankle and feet swelling with pain and stiffness?

RA: Ra is one cause. There are however many so get checked out by rheumatologist.

Dr. David Plotkin Dr. Plotkin
Podiatry
63 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Diagnose w/ sesamoiditis (clean xray-dec). Springboard diver, & doing PT but pain much worse. Now, ankle/ mid-foot (top) stiffness/discomfort. Why?

Diagnose w/ sesamoiditis (clean xray-dec). Springboard diver, & doing PT but pain much worse. Now, ankle/ mid-foot (top) stiffness/discomfort. Why?

Pain top of your pro: Pain on top of your foot is probable from compensation rolling over during gait, Try a dancers pad to remove weight

Dr. Mark Fisher Dr. Fisher
Neurology
30 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Dr. Corey Clay Dr. Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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My Primary is out of town, received lab results with + for IGG P41 and 39; 9 CRP. Symptoms swollen tendons in both feet/ankles. Stiffness upon waking.

My Primary is out of town, received lab results with + for IGG P41 and 39; 9 CRP. Symptoms swollen tendons in both feet/ankles. Stiffness upon waking.

Likely a neg test: You have circulating antibodies that bind to 2 of the proteins on the Lyme disease panel. A high percentage of people who have never been exposed to Lyme's disease will have such antibodies. A person who is infected would be expected to have more antibodies that bind a higher percentage of the proteins in the test (>4 + IgG results, statistically).

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Had red rash all over body.4 days I'm on 3 different anitihistamin. Now joint stiffness, swelling feet, ankles, hands, wrist. What could this be?

Had red rash all over body.4 days I'm on 3 different anitihistamin. Now joint stiffness, swelling feet, ankles, hands, wrist. What could this be?

Food Allergies?: Three antihistamines you are taken, are they prescription antihistamins or you are taking over the counter like claritn, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra or zyrtec.And do you know what you are allergic to. If not already I will recommend you consult an allergist. Food allergies can cause rash and swelling of joints as well and rheumatoid arthritis can cause rash. So consult your md/allergist/rheumatologist, some one.

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman Dr. Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Dr. Warren Strudwick Dr. Strudwick
Sports Medicine
26 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Had ankle fracture yr ago. Some stiffness, swelling. Most pain front of joint when bending knes over foot. Some popping and pain near inside archilles?

Had ankle fracture yr ago. Some stiffness, swelling. Most pain front of joint when bending knes over foot. Some popping and pain near inside archilles?

Get a recheck: Stiffness, pain, and swelling are common symptoms after an ankle fracture, even if it is healed. Depending on the severity of the fracture, arthritis can develop within the joint and also along the edges. The extra bone formation around the front or back can cause the pain you are experiencing with bending. Xrays and an evaluation by your foot specialist or orthopedist is recommended.

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Dr. Ashley Vanderloop Dr. Vanderloop
Podiatry
9 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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Athlete think w/sesamoiditis (clean xray 1 mo ago).pain getting much worse w/PT. Noticing ankle stiffness and top of foot discomfort. Stress fracture?

Athlete think w/sesamoiditis (clean xray 1 mo ago).pain getting much worse w/PT. Noticing ankle stiffness and top of foot discomfort. Stress fracture?

It's possible: Stress fractures in the midfoot are common after an injury to the toe region since patients compensate more during that recovery... which can weaken the midfoot bones. Definitely get checked out and an xray to confirm any fractures!

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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I am a 46 year old female and I have been having joint pain and stiffness in both my hands, knees, left wrist, left elbow and right foot and ankle for?

I am a 46 year old female and I have been having joint pain and stiffness in both my hands, knees, left wrist, left elbow and right foot and ankle for?

Joint vs muscle: In this situation a rheumatologist will look at both joint and muscle involvement. One always thinks about arthritis but there may be other causes of the symptoms. Your evaluation will take all of this into consideration.

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Dr. Steven Sheskier Dr. Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
35 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman Dr. Gliksman
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Past week, foot/body stiffness when getting out of bed and after sitting for 3-5mins. Some quick numbness. No change/injury. Anything I can do to help?

Past week, foot/body stiffness when getting out of bed and after sitting for 3-5mins. Some quick numbness. No change/injury. Anything I can do to help?

Foot/ body stiffness: Just the foot or body also? If foot may be plantar fasciitis, - treat w/ stretches (roller massager can get online) or kinesiotape, NSAIDS (motrin if not allergic) or input/meds /steroid injections from doc. If body stiffness, see doc-check for infection (strep- also have fever or ST), post exercise (charley horse), autoimmune process-check ESR, CRP ANA, TSH, H pylori (GERD), check for MS

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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I have very bad foot spasms and back stiffness could baclofen help me sleep at night to controll it?

I have very bad foot spasms and back stiffness could baclofen help me sleep at night to controll it?

Maybe: But you describe cramps, and there may be an imbalance of fluid or electrolytes, which is prompting your symptoms. Get some simple blood tests, and have your doctor examine back and legs, as many causes could be considered. Treatment for known diagnosis is always more successful.