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My ankles and calves are aching at night. It came on a bit suddenly. What could cause that?

My ankles and calves are aching at night. It came on a bit suddenly. What could cause that?

Need more info: Most commonly this is the musculoskeletal pain from the build-up of tension from prolonged standing and walking, if aching feeling is relieved by leg movement consider restless leg syndrome, if aching is not better with movement may be a peripheral neuropathy, in which case you need to see a neurologist and get emg/ncs if warranted by more detailed history ...Read more

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Why do I have burning hot beat at night and sore and swollen ankles in the morning?

Why do I have burning hot beat at night and sore and swollen ankles in the morning?

You should: See a doctor. Feet should not be swollen in the morning. (assuming you sleep in a bed at night). ...Read more

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My legs have started aching at night. Now one ankle feels swollen. What could be wrong?

My legs have started aching at night. Now one ankle feels swollen. What could be wrong?

A lot.: You are diabetic and have neuropathy. You are on a diuretic for water retention. I would have to know more about your medical history, but leg pain at night is usually an indication of circulatory issues. Again, many factors involved, weight, blood sugar, etc. My recommendation would be to follow up with your PC or Endocrinologist who may refer you to a Vascular Doc. ...Read more

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I walk 2 miles every night and my left ankle to mid shin really aches. What is this and how can I make it stop?

I walk 2 miles every night and my left ankle to mid shin really aches. What is this and how can I make it stop?

Shin splints: Shin splints is the first thing that comes to mind. Proper stretching before and after exercising is helpful as well as icing the sore areas after a workout. If this is not helpful, I would see a doc and be evaluated. There is a more serious condition called a compartment syndrome that may be the cause. ...Read more

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I twisted my ankle last night. Wasn't sore until today. Pain is on the inside of my ankle. Do you think it could be a sprain?

I twisted my ankle last night. Wasn't sore until today. Pain is on the inside of my ankle. Do you think it could be a sprain?

Could be: Pain after trauma can be sprain, bruise, fracture. The canadian developed a system to try to pick what is broken vs sprain. If you can bear weight or hurt when you touch the back part of the distal fibula, they were most worried about a fracture and suggested an xray. ...Read more

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I'm a mother to 4 children my youngest is 3 months old by the time it night my ankles swell up and my legs just ache I'm 32 and I feel so tired.

I'm a mother to 4 children my youngest is 3 months old by the time it night my ankles swell up and my legs just ache I'm 32 and I feel so tired.

See a physician!: With 4 children to take care of, it's not surprising you are tired at night, but the swollen ankles can be a symptom of more serious health issues. See a physician now! ...Read more

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I'm 17, I have a severe aching pain in my ankles and knees at night to the point where I can't fall asleep, I play sports and am constantly on my feet?

I'm 17, I have a severe aching pain in my ankles and knees at night to the point where I can't fall asleep, I play sports and am constantly on my feet?

It sounds like you: R putting a lot of mechanical stress on your ankle and knee joints. To reduce the pain, you may have to stop the activity that is causing the pain. Acute joint pain is treated with R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression (for any swelling with an ace bandage), elevation (also for swelling)).If there is any redness or swelling, you need to c a doc to examine these joints and order x-Rays, labs, meds, excuse to coach ...Read more

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Swollen ankles and fingers during the evening and night. Sore aching feet. Very physical job walking all day, I work at a medical clinic. What is it?

Could be: It could be osteoarthritis considering that it is at the end of the day, but it could be inflammatory such as rheumatoid in light of the swelling. See you doctor to confirm what it is. ...Read more

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Left wrist and left ankle sore with movement. At night, left hand and foot tingle off and on, . Unrelated injury or connected? If so, what could it be?

Left wrist and left ankle sore with movement. At night, left hand and foot tingle off and on, . Unrelated injury or connected? If so, what could it be?

Physical exam needed: This question will need a physical examination of the joints and likely some lab work and possibly imaging studies. See your doctor for the best possible answer to this question. ...Read more

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Why do my ankles ache when they get cold?

Why do my ankles ache when they get cold?

Arthritis?: It's possible that arthritis can cause pain with temperature changes and pressure changes in the atomsphere. You've heard of people having more pain in there joints when it rains? You also might want to get check for circulation issues. Have a simple abi with segmental pressures performed, check for a pulse that is strong on the foot. Http://www. Feetdoc. Com/ankle-brachial-index/. ...Read more

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Why do my ankles ache and feel so sore after periods of sitting or when I get out of bed? I feel 70 and I'm only 34 years old

There are some: "hidden sources" of joint stiffness and pain that often should be looked into, i.e gluten sensitivity or allergy, hypothyroidism, arthropathies etc. Biomechanical situations need to be delved into as well. ...Read more

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I been aching around my ankles what could be going on?

I been aching around my ankles what could be going on?

Arthritis or overuse: Aching in the ankles can occur from overuse with recent activity or with early arthritis. ...Read more

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My ankle feels jammed and sore what causes that?

My ankle feels jammed and sore what causes that?

Arthralgia: Possible trauma, poor biomechanical support, gout, infection. Many possibilities. If it persists, see physician. ...Read more

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