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I am experiencing ankle pain. It is in the back of my ankle. It hurts a little when I stand on it and when I walk on it it really hurts.?

I am experiencing ankle pain. It is in the back of my ankle. It hurts a little when I stand on it and when I walk on it it really hurts.?

Achilles tendonitis: Posterior ankle pain that hurts worse when you stand is typically the insertion of the Achilles' tendon that has become inflamed. Ice the area and wear shoes with an open back but not flats. Find a shoe wear heel is at least one inch higher. Rest area limit exercise, find a good sneaker or shoe store and get a dorsiflexion night splint. Read more

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Walking (Definition)

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Last monday my daughter Nadia came home from school complaining of ankle pain. She said it hurts to walk. I tried R.I.C.E for a week and it got worse.

Last monday my daughter Nadia came home from school complaining of ankle pain. She said it hurts to walk. I tried R.I.C.E for a week and it got worse.

Ortho consult: If the symptoms are not improving with rest, and ice for a week, she needs to be seen by her orthopedist. She could have a tendonitis, sprain or even a stress fracture if she is not improving. Read more

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What's the problem with my ankle? I'm a 21 year old female 5'6 127 pounds one day I was rushing for the train and when I was going down the stairs my ankle hurt after that day everytime I run or walk too fast my ankle hurts. My ankle feels like I want to

What's the problem with my ankle? I'm a 21 year old female 5'6 127 pounds one day I was rushing for the train and when I was going down the stairs my ankle hurt after that day everytime I run or walk too fast my ankle hurts. My ankle feels like I want to

From: From what you are describing, it sounds like you might have sprained your ankle. What that leads to is possible ligamentous laxity and or rupture. In the anatomical structure of the ankle, there are several ligaments that hold the ankle joint together. When you cause trauma to those ligaments, you will feel as if your ankle gives way and that you don't have stability in you ankle. My recommendation would be to visit a foot ankle specialist who will order an MRI of your ankle to discover exactly if there is such a rupture to your ankle ligaments. If there is a rupture or a strain, then, you will have to be immobilized in a walking boot for up to 4-6 weeks. Most likely though, with ankle sprains, patients get better with proper rest and immobilization in about 2 weeks. You might also need some physical therapy in order to speed up your recovery. Read more

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I've been havin pain in my feet for awhile. The side of my foot from pinky to around ankle hurt. I haven't twisted it. Sometime their hard 2 walk on?

I've been havin pain in my feet for awhile. The side of my foot from pinky to around ankle hurt. I haven't twisted it. Sometime their hard 2 walk on?

A few things: Tendinitis, wore out shoes, arthritis, faulty foot function and other things can cause pain in the outside of your foot. If there is swelling or discoloration (or if this persists) you want to get that checked out to rule out an injury. Read more

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I fell downstairs when intoxicated....ankle hurt last night after it occurred and now 24 hours later, it hurts to walk on it, as well as move my toes?

I fell downstairs when intoxicated....ankle hurt last night after it occurred and now 24 hours later, it hurts to walk on it, as well as move my toes?

Ankle pain: Firstly go and have it checked out at the least an X-ray will be needed. Secondly stop getting intoxicated it serves no benefit to you. Read more

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Hit in the ankle, hurt to walk, a little swollen, a week later swelling went down, doenst hurt to walk on, but hurts when I touch it in some spots?

Hit in the ankle, hurt to walk, a little swollen, a week later swelling went down, doenst hurt to walk on, but hurts when I touch it in some spots?

Get it checked: At 17, though, you should have recuperated quickly. Consider having a foot specialist check it. A complete exam will include a clinical assessment and X-rays. It may be something minor like a bruise or could be a subtle fracture. Don't guess and have it examined properly. Read more

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Knee and ankle hurt so much she cannot walk, when she does try to walk she gets nausea and shaky?

Knee and ankle hurt so much she cannot walk, when she does try to walk she gets nausea and shaky?

Be seen: Probably the best option is to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. Once an accurate diagnosis is made, appropriate treatment options can be discussed. Read more

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Rear ankle pain from Achilles to ankle. Hurts to walk or go up stairs until I warm up then it loosens. Been like this for couple weeks.?

Rear ankle pain from Achilles to ankle. Hurts to walk or go up stairs until I warm up then it loosens. Been like this for couple weeks.?

Tendonitis: The Achilles tendon can easily become inflamed with a new activity or even a minor injury resulting in pain in the tendon. Sometimes there can be an inflamed bursae in the area too. Read more

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5 months since I fractured my foot does walking on a treadmill make it worst I do walk a lot laying in bed my foot & ankle hurt really bad?

5 months since I fractured my foot does walking on a treadmill make it worst I do walk a lot laying in bed my foot & ankle hurt really bad?

It depends: 5 months should be sufficient healing time for most foot fractures. A lot depends on what structure was involved and how well the fragments are aligned. I generally encourage low impact exercise following injury to restore range of motion. If you continue having pain, see a podiatrist for an evaluation and follow up x-rays. Read more

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I have been having ankle pain outside of the ankle on bone hurts to walk or to do anything I think it might be tendonitis had it before in foot?

Possibly: If the pain runs around the back edge of the outside ankle bone, it is likely peroneal tendinitis. Other possibilities are painful ankle ligaments or cartilage damage in the ankle joint. If rest and Ibuprofen or Naproxen don't help, see your podiatrist. Read more

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Twisted top of foot in sandal stepping off curb. No ankle pain but left side top of foot swollen & hurts to walk. Probably a sprain? What to do?

Twisted top of foot in sandal stepping off curb. No ankle pain but left side top of foot swollen & hurts to walk. Probably a sprain? What to do?

R-I-C-E: Rest it, ice it, immobilize it gently by using an ACE wrap (compression), and keep it elevated. You can try an Over the counter NSAID like Ibuprofen as well. Hope this helps. See doc if not improving daily. Read more

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I have mid foot and ankle pain my r side of ankle will go numb hurts to walk I don't think its plantar faiitils b/c my heel doesn't hurt what else?

Could be nerve: You describe 2 sensations of numbness and pain. Compression directly or indirectly of the nerves around the ankle can cause numbness on the foot. This can be from a tendinitis, a sprain, a fracture or can be positional. Hard to know without an exam. See a podiatrist for a proper workup and evaluation. Read more

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Hurt foot 41/2 weeks ago- got X-ray and negative fracture. Still hurts w/ tingling, pain in foot and ankle, pain shoots in leg, achy, can't walk on long.

Hurt foot 41/2 weeks ago- got X-ray and negative fracture. Still hurts w/ tingling, pain in foot and ankle, pain shoots in leg, achy, can't walk on long.

Get a repeat x-ray: There may still be a fracture, especially if there is point tenderness. Of course, it is also possible there is a ligament or tendon injury but it may be hard to get your insurance company to OK an MRI. Read more

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What causes me to have really bad ankle pain so I can't walk in the morning?

What causes me to have really bad ankle pain so I can't walk in the morning?

Usually arthtritis: One of the classic signs for arthritis is pain and stiffness of a joint first thing in the morning. Some say it feels like the bone have to get into place. Same symptoms can occur after you have been sitting down for a while. Read more

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If speed walk causes ankle pain?

Check shoes: It could be that your shoes do not provide enough support. I would first try a shoe with a firm heel counter. If ankle pain persists, I would try an ankle brace. If pain persiisted, see a sports podiatrist. Read more

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Ankle Pain (Definition)

It is simply that one's ankle hurts. A common scenario is that of an acute ankle sprain. Please ask again if there are more details or ...Read more