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What Causes Tightness Around Ankles
There are a number of things that can cause tightness in the ankles. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone tightness in these areas should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at:
www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/foot ankle. ...Read more
Wrist & ankleS: If both sides are affected then it is caused by a generalized disorder like arthritis (either osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, reactive or other like lupus). If it last only few seconds or minutes. It even could be an equivalent for angina (heart disease). Coexisting carpal tunnel with tarsal tunnel syndrome would be rare. ...Read more
Tightness in calve/ankle when running, what is the cause? How do I prevent? I sit down all day than run, could that be why?
Yes you have stiff: Ankles because you did not warm up and stretch enough prior to heavy exercise. Even at your age, warm up and stretching are vital to maximizing athletic performance. Please do not forget about hydration as well, as dehydration can also play an important role in stiff and crampy muscles. Once you are properly warmed up and stretched, and hydrated, work extra strengthening exercises on those ankl ...Read more
If anything, the opposite MAY be true. A tight Achilles tendon MIGHT contribute to ankle sprains.
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Ankle sprain 3+ months ago. Can scar tissues in the ankle cause tightness inside the ankle. How to loosen tightness? Pain in ankle during calf stretch
Scar is your friend:
In this case scar is your friend as it by this mechanism that healing of sprains occurs
it takes several months to fully recover/ try to avoid repeat injuries
general stretching helps/ backward walking helps/ hot and cold packs help and the both work go back and forth between the two also consider wrapping the ankle with plastic wrap at bedtime this helps to limber up stiff tissue
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I run about 6-10km 5 times a week and recently my right ankle is sensitive on the outside. It isn't swollen and I can walk on it but it bothers me enough to know it's there. Could n tight calve muscle cause this? I have high arches as well. Thank you
It is good that you exercise. You may be overdoing it a bit. See if reducing your running helps. Once the ankle feels normal, you may gradually increase your activity, as tolerated.
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Sprained ankle 8 months ago. Xrays said just sprain. I rested/limped for months. Can resting too long cause bottom of foot pain/achilles pain, tightness?
My calf is hard and sore in back due to swelling. Cause for concern? I thought I had a muscle spasm that wouldn't go away until further inspection. Most of the skin of my calf is tight due to swelling which caused the pain and is very hard. My ankle has s
R/o DVT & P.E.: When your calf feels hard & sore due to swelling, u need to check if it also warm and/or purple or red. If yes, should be suspicious for DVT and need to go to the E.R. Or your doctor's office asap, so he/she can order the appropriate tests (u/s of the leg, d-dimer) and get you treated. Other causes to r/o are hematoma/ compartment syndrome, tumors (i.e. Baker's cyst), aneurysm or cellulitis. ...Read more
Iron Level Fine Monday swelling legs plus feet including ankles skin feels very tight Tuesday my swelling is worse it hurts bruising easy Causes?
May be meds, fluids,: This seems like some sort of fluid overload, possibly from renal or hepatic challenge. The bruising could be from low platelets or blood clotting factors. It might be from some overall condition, but more likely it's due to the meds you're taking. The dose might have to be altered or the meds may need to be changed as they have serious side effects. A visit to the Dr. For blood work is needed. ...Read more
My right IT band and ankle are super tight. Is this caused by my femoral neck fracture I had 5 mths ago. I stretch daily is there anything else I can Do?
Can resting sprained ankle/no rehab and limping for months after the injury cause achilles tightness and bottom of foot pain (metatarsalgia, plantar f)?
Compensation....: Limping for months, with or without pain, can cause a change in the mechanics of your normal walk. This is known as compensatory change or compensation. As the body compensates, you can expect that new problems such as muscle tightness and weight shifting will develop. Treating these new symptoms can be even more challenging than treating the original ones. A Healthtap specialist can help. ...Read more
What other than clot (ruled out by ultrasound) might cause unilateral swelling from ankle to mid calf with keratosis pilaris, tightness, lack of hair?
5" cut on my shin plus hurt back, sciatic, muscle spasm, tingle foot, tightness in the next. What would cause my leg to swell above the ankle? TY
Could be many: The typical cause of tightness is edema or fluid in the interstitial space. Storage of muco-polysaccharide tissue under skin in hypothyroidism is also a reason for skin tightness. Some other causes including lymphatic obstruction and rate genetic disorders are also causes to be considered after excluding the commonest causes ...Read more
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Need more: Information any injuries or medical condition or presence of pai? ...Read more
Can extremely extremely tight leg aductors cause you to not hold your core in and not breathe correctly?
Yes: Any "extremely tight" muscles will tend to pull the body out of normal alignment. In a 42 year old males who know the term "adductors" is probably exercising and muscle building. That makes me suspect that your training practices are inducing the problem. Plan to spend more time stretching before and after exercise. 10-20 min. Also strengthen the opposing abductors. This should be fixable. ...Read more
Possibly: Tight adductor & other hip muscle imbalances can cause back and hamstring troubles. Tight adductors could inhibit the gluteus medius. The gluteus muscle does help to support the body when you are standing on 1 leg. Thus, it would be food to see a Physical therapist & to consider incorporating a program of Core Pilates, after a thorough evaluation from a Sports Medicine MD as there are also other causes ...Read more
What would cause the anterior tibialis to get very tight with minimal exercise (10-15 reps of sitting heel lifts) and remain tight? Other leg fine.
I wore a compression sleeve real tight one day at work on my leg due to a calf tear. Couldve I damaged a nerve? Cause im feeling occasional stinging.
What might cause lower posterior leg to look rounder than the other leg, but measure the same in circumference? Leg feels tight + distended vein.
Deep vein thrombosis: Easy to check with an ultrasound study ...Read more
What could cause very tight tendons under the foot, have tried diag ultrasound, stretching, prp injections for pain there and even shock wave?
Most of the time I have a pain in the upper part, where leg joins groin, of my hamstring. It feels like a tight, pulling, deep ache. Cause?
You may be right: Your hamstring could be tight and trying to strain. Stop exercise and rest it for a few days with only gentle stretching. Applied heat may help losen it up a bit.Advil (ibuprofen) could help any pain or inflamation. After this, gently resume activity, listen to your body, and if recurs, go in to your Doc to check this out. ...Read more
Why would a boot length and crew length sock feel tight (er) on my right leg than my left? Switching socks from L to R and R to L causes same thing.
Your right leg: May have a different girth than your left, for example it may be slightly swollen compared to the opposite side. ...Read more
If your leg adductors are so extremely tight and trigger with trigger points would that cause your pelvic to be pulled into an anterior pelvic tilt?
Should not: Trigger points should not activate the muscles ...Read more
Mri reads:6mm intradural extramedullary lesion on the dorsal aspect of the conus at t1 level. Is this the cause of l leg tightness/severe spasms?
Plantar fascia: A tight plantar fascia will not cause you to have a high arched foot. This is a boney configuration. ...Read more
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