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Marianne DiNapoli Dr. DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
68 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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What are some symptoms of chronic inflammation in my ankles?

What are some symptoms of chronic inflammation  in   my ankles?

5 symptoms: There are five classic symptoms of inflammation: pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and loss of function. There are many causes of joint pain and inflammation. If you are experiencing these symptoms of inflammation around your ankle, you might consider bringing it up with your primary provider to determine the cause of the problem. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


Dr. David Bailie Dr. Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery
27 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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8 months after 2nd grade ankle sprain. Chronic ptt pain.Seen foot n ankle specialist. Mri shows ptt inflammation only. Physio, insole don't help. So?

An insole : May not be giving enough support at the begining of the recovery. It is possible more immobilization is needed to correct the anatomical structures. Consider an afo to rest the anatomical structures affected. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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My mother..61 year..Inflammation/itching in foot sole after walking more or even without..What could be reason..Is it symptom of any other disease?

My mother..61 year..Inflammation/itching in foot sole after walking more or even without..What could be reason..Is it symptom of any other disease?

Could be: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining your mother, however, you should get her tested for diabetes and the doctor should do a foot examination as well. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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What does this mean? Inflammation of joint , stress fracture, chronic tear in tendon in regards to MRI of right foot.

What does this mean? Inflammation of joint , stress fracture, chronic tear in tendon in regards to MRI of right foot.

It means : Exactly what it says....It should specify the joint inflammed, should also specify the bone with the fracture, and name the tendon with the chronic tear. Your doc should explain everything to your satisfaction......What exactly don't you understand? ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Shields Dr. Shields
Podiatry
25 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Inflammation on my ankle, hot and a different sentation continue up my leg. What is it and why?

Inflammation on my ankle, hot and a different sentation continue up my leg. What is it and why?

Ankle hot: There is not enough information to answer your question but it could be gout, trauma, sprain etc. The best way to get to the bottom of this is to see your local podiatrist. There is relief and answers for you there. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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My ankle always hurts-inflammation. Would a cortisone injection help?

My ankle always hurts-inflammation. Would a cortisone injection help?

Cant say w/out exam: BUT, cortisone shots help best when there is an acute inflammation that didn't go away but should have. 1) inflammation 2) from something that is more than what you will do daily after the shot worked (otherwise the pain comes right back immediately). 3) in the joint and not the muscle. 4) staying without dwindling for a week at least. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser Dr. Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
years in practice
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Child has jra and her ankle hurts often but MRI showed no inflammation so what could be wrong? Before MRI rheumo noticed physical diff in movement

Child has jra and her ankle hurts often but MRI showed no inflammation so what could be wrong? Before MRI rheumo noticed physical diff in movement

4: Most pain stems from mechanical, inflammatory, neurologic or functional causes. Mr is fairly good at finding inflammation if present. I doubt functional or neurologic pain and thus i would at mechanical causes. A pediatric orthopedic surgeon may be your best option for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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40mg injection depo medrol in ankle today. How long until pain/swelling from injection subsides and positive side affects/inflammation improvement?

40mg injection depo medrol in ankle today. How long until pain/swelling from injection subsides and positive side affects/inflammation improvement?

A day or so: The swelling from the injection depends on how the injection was given and what the volume of the injected medication is. Steroid starts to work in about 6 hours but the optimal effect is not achieved until about 36-48 hours after. . ...Read more

Dr. Brian Nichol Dr. Nichol
Anesthesiology
26 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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I rolled my ankle in december, kept playing and it got swollen up my doctor said its inflammation but it still hurts today. Did I do permanent damage?

I rolled my ankle in december, kept playing and it got swollen up my doctor said its inflammation but it still hurts today. Did I do permanent damage?

Possibly: If you are still having pain with activity you may have exacerbated the inflammation or developed an additionall injury by continuing to play on it. Pain after a sports injury is a signal to take it easy. See your doctor to be reevaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Ali Elkhalil Dr. Elkhalil
Podiatry
18 years in practice
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
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Dr. Howard Fox Dr. Fox
Podiatry
38 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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I have inflammation in my ankle tendons and I have done everything my doctor told me to do but i'm still in a lot of pain I am still in a lot of pain and can't take any more painkillers and the doctor said I have to come back in two weeks if pain hasn't g

I have inflammation in my ankle tendons and I have done everything my doctor told me to do but i'm still in a lot of pain I am still in a lot of pain and can't take any more painkillers and the doctor said I have to come back in two weeks if pain hasn't g

Tendonitis : Tendonitis can be very frustrating. Tendons do not receive the same nice blood supply as bones do, so they can take a long time to heal. And the ankle tendons take even longer because we're using them to walk while we attempt to heal. The single best way to treat a tendonitis is to rest the tendon, and nothing rests it more than a nice hard cast for 4-8 weeks. Yes, i know that is something no one wants or is even something that's practical to do, but if you can tolerate this, it does work better than anything else, albeit a high price to pay for relief. Acupuncture will also probably help, but nothing beats simply not using the tendons. I would not recommend physical therapy, at least not until you've healed sufficiently. The last thing you need to heal is to move it around. But once healed, especially after coming out of a cast, physical therapy will work wonders in getting your muscles toned back up and strong again. Finally, given that i don't know if it was an injury that precipitated your pain, i would wonder whether the bulk of your pain is due to tendonitis or something else that's yet to be discovered. If you don't seem to be improving, perhaps an MRI would disclose a tendon tear, which would easily explain your lack of progress. Hope this helps. Feel better. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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7 weeks after a sprained ankle, the skin on my foot turns bright red after showering (no swelling/inflammation, not painful). What causes this?

7 weeks after a sprained ankle, the skin on my foot turns bright red after showering (no swelling/inflammation, not painful). What causes this?

See below: The heat from the water causes the blood vessels to expand and this will create increased blood flow and a red look to the skin ...Read more

Dr. John cuong Doan Dr. Doan
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Can you have inflammation from ankle tendonitis drained if doesn't go down? Had cortisone shot 4 days ago. Xray no break. Rice 4wk. Want swelling gone

Can you have inflammation from ankle tendonitis drained if doesn't go down? Had cortisone shot 4 days ago. Xray no break. Rice 4wk. Want swelling gone

Draining fluids: from a joint for therapeutic reasons is not a common place practice. Any time you access a joint with a needle, there is potential for introducing infecting agents into the joint, which is a very serious condition. If the joint has reasons for inflammation, then draining it will only create more space for it to fill back up with the same stuff, unless you successfully treat the underlying disease ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith Dr. Keith
Podiatry
40 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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I had ankle ORIF surgery 15 weeks ago, had an appointment with my ortho surgeon and x-rays today. He says its healed perfect, but why is there still swelling and inflammation?

I had ankle ORIF surgery 15 weeks ago, had an appointment with my ortho surgeon and x-rays today.  He says its healed perfect, but why is there still swelling and inflammation?

Ask. Ask again.: He is probably right. The bones are probably perfectly healed. The soft tissue elements that help stabilize the ankle probably have not recovered enough to adequately do their job. Continued therapy and ankle wraps may be needed for a time. Swelling and inflammation mean healing is still going on, not necessarily an infection. Why not just ask the surgeon, after all, he knows best. ...Read more

Dr. John Barbuto Dr. Barbuto
Neurology
years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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Back of right leg - lower 1/3. Intermittent, pulsing, shooting pain at7/10. No inflammation, normal range of motion at ankle. Happens 2-40+ times/day.

Back of right leg - lower 1/3. Intermittent, pulsing, shooting pain at7/10. No inflammation, normal range of motion at ankle. Happens 2-40+ times/day.

Nice description: Nice observations! Look on the net for leg "dermatomes" and for images of nerve sensory distributions in the leg. See if you can correlate your symptoms to a specific nerve or dermatome. Then take this information to your doctor. Pain maybe "neuralgiform" - meaning generated by a nerve. Treatment depends on which nerve (if nerve) and what is affecting it. ...Read more

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Dr. Norma Jo Waxman Dr. Waxman
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea Dr. Dalton-bethea
Pain Management
16 years in practice
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
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Daughter has ankle tendinitis. Doctor says to take NSAIDS for pain/inflammation. How long can she take naproxen twice a day? Risks? 20 yo/190 lbs.

Daughter has ankle tendinitis. Doctor says to take NSAIDS for pain/inflammation. How long can she take naproxen twice a day? Risks? 20 yo/190 lbs.

Naproxen & Ankle Ten: Not recommended to take it chronically on a daily basis because of kidney deterioration. She should hopefully only need Naproxen for less than 2-4 weeks in order to treat acute ankle tendonitis. She can discontinue Naproxen abruptly without any side effects. Voltaren gel (diclofenac) is a topical NSAID that would be even better for your daughter's ankle. Apply directly to the source of pain. ...Read more

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