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What causes tightness at the ankles?

What causes tightness at the ankles?

Many things: 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

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 causes tightness in the wrists and ankles with little to no pain and no swelling ?

What causes tightness in the wrists and ankles with little to no pain and no swelling
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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

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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?

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

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Help plz! Can repeated ankle strains cause tight calves?

Help plz! Can repeated ankle strains cause tight calves?

THE OPPOSITE: If anything, the opposite MAY be true. A tight Achilles tendon MIGHT contribute to ankle sprains. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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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

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 good luck in. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

You may of : Overcompensated and now have both achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. Stretching exercises are good for these problems. Wearing a night splint is also good for this. ...Read more

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Iron Level Fine Monday swelling legs plus feet including ankles skin feels very tight Tuesday my swelling is worse it hurts bruising easy Causes?

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