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My ankle's swollen on the inside & outside, it falls asleep, I can barely move it or walk on it, I got told I have Achilles tendinitis, it's nothealed?

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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
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Achilles tendinitis will generally cause pain in the back of the ankle where the achilles tendon is palpable, the ankle falling asleep may represent a nerve problem. Swelling inside and outside is too far from the achilles tendon and may represent a different problem such as inflammation/tendinitis of a different tendon, trauma, arthritis, inflammatory disease, infection and rarely a blood clot.

In brief: See a physician

Achilles tendinitis will generally cause pain in the back of the ankle where the achilles tendon is palpable, the ankle falling asleep may represent a nerve problem. Swelling inside and outside is too far from the achilles tendon and may represent a different problem such as inflammation/tendinitis of a different tendon, trauma, arthritis, inflammatory disease, infection and rarely a blood clot.
Dr. Amir Khan
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Dr. Robert Meislin
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ankle issues

Achilles tendinitis is usually associated with pain and stiffness.
"falling asleep" may be more related to a neuro vascular cause; attention should be paid to your arterial and vascular supply to your ankle, check for a tarsal tunnel syndrome and make sure your lumbar spine has no associated pathology.

In brief: Ankle issues

Achilles tendinitis is usually associated with pain and stiffness.
"falling asleep" may be more related to a neuro vascular cause; attention should be paid to your arterial and vascular supply to your ankle, check for a tarsal tunnel syndrome and make sure your lumbar spine has no associated pathology.
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