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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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What to do if I have a tight heel cord and two spurs on my left ankle. I am going to get surgery. what are they going to do?

What to do if I have a tight heel cord and two spurs on my left ankle. I am going to get surgery. what are they going to do?

Surgery: These are questions that you should be asking your surgeon. As docs and surgeons on this site we have no idea where your spurs are nor their size , the tightness you are dealing with nor it's cause , nor the anticipated procedure. Feel free to speak to your surgeon and ask all these questions - he/she is the only one that can answer them . ...Read more

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My ankle/calf has been giving way recently, it's a strange inner tightness in my foot and front of the left side of my lower leg! ?

My ankle/calf has been giving way recently, it's a strange inner tightness in my foot and front of the left side of my lower leg! ?

There are many: causes of ankle pain/instability. Evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon would be best. Imaging workup might include xrays and MRI. ...Read more

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Sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago. I have a tight pulling feeling near the bottom of the leg. No bruising or swelling left. ?

Sounds like: the tendons are inflamed. typically the tendons at the back inside and outside of your ankle will get irritated after an ankle sprain. take nsaids, ice and stretch. also an ankle support goes a long way. your ankle will loosen up but can take 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Swelling on top of left foot and sharp stabbing pain between pinkie toe and toe next to pinkie tightness and swelling around ankle no feeling in rt lg?

Swelling on top of left foot and sharp stabbing pain between pinkie toe and toe next to pinkie tightness and swelling around ankle no feeling in rt lg?

You have multiple : Issues going on hat may not be related at all and you really should go to he doctor to be evaluated. The pinky toe issue could be an interdigital corn or fungus, no feeling in your right leg only sounds like you may have a nerve impingement somewhere, pain to the top of the foot would need a clinical exam and possible xrays as hat is too broad a complaint. ...Read more

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Burning and swelling in left ankle?

Burning and swelling in left ankle?

Ankle Inflammation: What did you do? Sounds like a common sprain, and i know some people forgot a minor twist until 2 days later when the symptoms develop. Do rice--rest (avoid irritating it), ice pack 3 times daily for 10 minutes, compression 24/7, and as much elevation as you can. If it gets worse over the next several days, definitely get it checked out. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Got pain in right toe and left ankle?

Too general a : Question. Pain can be secondary to so many things, where on the toe, when does it hurt, what does the pain feel like..Etc etc would be helpful..Kindly provide additional information. ...Read more

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Sharp burning pain above left ankle only when touched?

Where above ankle?: Where specifically are you "touching". And, what do you mean by "touching". There are nerves that pass by the ankle and if they are irritated they can produce "dysesthesias" with light pressure. Make notes of precise location and then see your doctor to correlate. An underlying mood disorder will tend to make you more prone to these things, with less found on exam. ...Read more