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What Causes Frozen Ankles
Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more
Causes are unknown: No one knows what causes frozen shoulder, aka adhesive capsulitis. There are well defined demographic associations, such as it is more common in women, in middle-aged patients, sedentary patients, diabetics, patients with hypothyroidism, etc. You might want to watch this video: http://youtu.Be/h-umxi8yi0e. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On where spur forms. Heel spurs form from excessive tension on attachment of either plantar fascia or tendons that attach there: usually from inadequate foot support or tight structures. Other spurs form from excessive pressure causing bone to bleed and form spur. Some times an injury can cause a spur to form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: There are plenty of causes of foot/ankle swelling. First, you need to make sure that you are not in acute pain, which could indicate a blood clot. If not, then it could be the venous system not emptying, added salts in foods, lack of calf strength when walking, diabetes, etc. Make an appointment with your local podiatrist who can better differentiate the swelling and recommend a plan for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet and ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely a problem: Your symptoms do not make immediate sense to me. Is it stiff? Cold exposure will often make joints feel stiff, cold or chilled, particularly if there is mild arthritis. It does not sound like something to worry about unless there is swelling or mechanical symptoms such as clicking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely Inflammation: There could be many reasons for 'heat' in the knee. Inection and inflammation are common reasons for heat. Both traumatic and non-traumatic causes such as sprains, strains, bursitis, tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury, meniscus tear, rheumatologic diseases can cause inflammation and 'heat'. See an orthopedic surgeon for clarity in diagnosis. ...Read more
Surgery itself: If both of your ankles are swollen, then it could be due to the amount of IV fluids . If it is on the same foot that you have had the surgery, then it is normal. If any bone procedure was done to correct any deformity, you can think about it as being the same as if you broke a bone in your foot. Your foot and ankle will swell. With time is should go away. Let the surgeon know, elevate and ice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Locking toes?: If you are referring to toes that lock and curl, they are referred to as hammertoes or clawtoes. This is an abnormal compensation for pronation of the foot against the ground, which causes the toes to "grab" the ground. This is a progressive slow orthopedic problem that can cause callouses and ulcers to the top of the toes over time. Seek a local podiatrist for an x-ray evaluation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can a foot wart cause severe limb/foot complications and/or amputation in a diabetic, even if it's been frozen by a doctor but still remains?
NO: Why Benadryl? Why topical antibiotic? Which antibiotic? A foot wart will not result in amputation or severe "complications" if treated or not. This question makes no sense. What does your Dr say? Have you seen a dermatologist? Many "warts" are actually something else. Most topical antibiotics are useless and often harmful. ...Read more
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
Gravity: And incompetent valves.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nerve irritation: If it is both ankles then i would be suspicious for nerve irritation in the low back as the cause. If it is just one side then it could be the back or a local nerve injury (saphenous nerve). This also could be early nerve problems due to diabetes affecting one or both legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think potentially: Any medication can. If you noticed this happen after taking the medication, you can always under your docs guidance stop the medication and see if the ankle swelling stops. He other thing to consider is are you using brand or generic. Not, all medicines are the same even when the name is the same. Another words Lipitor (atorvastatin) and a generic version may not be identical. ...Read more
Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause what you describe in the ankles. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that some one with your problem be seen by your primary care doctor or a dematologist so that a definitive diagnosis & appropriate treatment can be started. ...Read more
GRAVITY: Fluid follows gravity. Everybody's ankles tend to get larger as the day goes on. However, if your veins can't carry blood back towards the heart due to compromised blood vessels (incompetent valves), the blood pools in the lower extremities (feet and ankles). If you're experiencing considerable changes in the girth of your ankles, you should probably have it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have constant fluid on both ankles and when I don't my heels become very pain full. Is it cause to worry?
Ankle swelling: The most common reasong for both ankles to swell in adults is the lower leg veins are not getting blood back to the heart very well. This causes fluid, to ooze out of the veins into the surrounding soft tissues. Supportive hose can be helpful. If the swelling is inside both ankle joints, and not the surrounding soft tissues, the causes are quite different. Your primary care physician can help. ...Read more
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