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Why does my ankle keep giving out after exercise?

Why does my ankle keep giving out after exercise?

Weak ligaments: If your ankle is giving out alot, you need to strengthen it. Making the full alphabet with your ankles, trying to stand on one leg and then hopping as you become stronger are all great exercises for the ankles. Wearing an ankle support, icing after activity are key and shoes with ankle support. If these donot help, you need to see your physician. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my ankle since january when i was kicked in the ankle at football. I get pain after exercise in my ankle and knee. What's wrong?

I've had pain in my ankle since january when i was kicked in the ankle at football. I get pain after exercise in my ankle and knee. What's wrong?

Get re-evaluated: Your goal and the doc's is to get you back to full speed. The original injury may be more than a minor contusion, and if it begins to change your movement, the instability can cause a change in gait which can also affect the leg. You need to get rechecked. Options for treatment may include conservative means such as bracing or if the injury is severe, surgery may be warranted. ...Read more

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Both of my ankles keep giving out. What could be the cause? I had surgery on my left so I know why they gives me problems but why do they both?

Both of my ankles keep giving out. What could be the cause? I had surgery on my left so I know why they gives me problems but why do they both?

See your doc.: At 18 years old, if you're finding difficulty bearing weight on your ankles, that would indicate a problem that needs imaging (at the very least an xray) to me... go see your doctor and good luck! ...Read more

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How can I exercise my ankle after a sprain?

How can I exercise my ankle after a sprain?

Range of motion : You can exercise your ankle by doing range of motion exercise. Pretend your big toe is a pen and write the alphabet in capital letters. Do 2-3 sets, 2-3 times per day. You can also get a theraband and exercise the ankle against resistance. ...Read more

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Any exercise for stable ankle fabula frx10weks now bone heal after six weeks little pain andswelling it reducing day by day wht exercise for stabl wlk?

Any exercise for stable ankle fabula frx10weks now bone heal after six weeks little pain andswelling it reducing day by day wht exercise for stabl wlk?

Ankle fracture: There are many, many exercises to address strength recovery following a fibular fracture. This is best addresses by a physical therapist to give you a step-by-step recovery program to get you back. This is something typically ordered by the doctor treating your fracture. ...Read more

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I have excessive pain on the areas just above my ankles on the outside of my leg after I exercise. Wondering what it is?

I have excessive pain on the areas just above my ankles on the outside of my leg after I exercise. Wondering what it is?

Sports medicine: It sounds like the area that is hurting is being stressed excessively during your exercise routine. I would first consider different shoes, more support in your footwear or modifying the type of exercise. I also recommend a consult with a physician trained in sports medicine. ...Read more

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I have lump above my inside left ankle after kicking exercise at the gym. How long will it take to disappear?

If: It is a hematoma it should resolve in about 2 weeks. I suggest you see your dr. To make sure it is not fractured. ...Read more

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I keep getting tiny petechiae type rash on top of my ankle. It will fade then if I do exercise or for long walk it looks bloody again. Its like 3mm?

I keep getting tiny petechiae type rash on top of my ankle.  It will fade then if I do exercise or for long walk it looks bloody again.  Its like 3mm?

Leaky capillaries: It sounds like blood leaking from the tiny capillaries in the leg. If you are on Aspirin or any NSAIDS stop them if still persist needs to see doctor to get cbc, ptt pt inr. If all normal see a dermatologist ...Read more