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What can I do for my ankle pain without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my ankle pain without going to a doctor?

Rest, ice elevation: If your ankle pain is from a mild sprain and you are sure it is from nothing else, you can rest the joint, put ice on it for swelling and elevate the leg. If you are unsure about the cause you need to rule out breaks, tumors and ischemia. In those cases see your er doctor or an orthopod. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Ankle Pain (Definition)

Ankle pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in one or both ankles. Pain can be caused by ...Read more


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What kind of doctor should I go to for this ankle pain?

What kind of doctor should I go to for this ankle pain?

Specialist: See a physician that specializes and has training in the treatment of the ankle. Podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist. ...Read more

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What would cause chronic ankle pain? When I go to the doctor what tests will they run?

What would cause chronic ankle pain? When I go to the doctor what tests will they run?

Causes....: Chronic ankle pain can be caused by either acute or chronic trauma. It can also be caused by bone, joint or soft tissue injury and arthritis. Your doctor will start with a complete history and physical exam. He or she may also choose to get an x-ray. Higher end imaging, such as an MRI, may be necessary based on your Doctor's interpretation of all if the above. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve serious ankle pain if cocodamol and nsaids fail as I have to wait till monday to see a doctor?

What is  the best way to relieve serious ankle pain if cocodamol and nsaids fail as I have to wait till monday to see a doctor?

Need to know cause: The nature of the pain has to be established first, if the meds that you are taking are not working that means something else is going on besides inflammation, maybe torn ligament, etc. See an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Ankle pain when I walk. Starts with no injury and lasts for 3 months. Can it be caused by anxiety or emotional problem? Doc said chronic pain syndrome

Ankle pain when I walk. Starts with no injury and lasts for 3 months. Can it be caused by anxiety or emotional problem? Doc said chronic pain syndrome

Probably not: Any pain can be caused emotionally, but it would be very unusual for the kind of pain that you describe to be caused emotionally. If it has become a chronic pain syndrome, then it may have an emotional reaction, and possibly an amotional partial contribution to the continuation of the pain. But this would not be a "cause." ...Read more