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What treatment is available for an ankle joint effusion? Very painful, hard to exercise or walk. Thanks!

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In brief: Effusion

You need to address what is causing the joint effusion first.
Rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication can help. See your local doctor if it is not calming down.

In brief: Effusion

You need to address what is causing the joint effusion first.
Rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication can help. See your local doctor if it is not calming down.
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ankle joint effusion

You would want to be evaluated by a physician.
In the meantime, rest it, ice it, compression with an Ace wrap, and elevation above the level of your heart.

In brief: Ankle joint effusion

You would want to be evaluated by a physician.
In the meantime, rest it, ice it, compression with an Ace wrap, and elevation above the level of your heart.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Dr. Liesa Harte
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Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Family Medicine

In brief: See an Orthopaedic

MUST LIKELY YOU NEED EVALUATION AND TREATMENT FOR AN ORTHOPAEDIC MEAN TIME TAKE ARTHRITIS TYLENOL (acetaminophen) AND REST.

In brief: See an Orthopaedic

MUST LIKELY YOU NEED EVALUATION AND TREATMENT FOR AN ORTHOPAEDIC MEAN TIME TAKE ARTHRITIS TYLENOL (acetaminophen) AND REST.
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
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