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Ankle Pain

Ankle pain causes physical discomfort in the ankle area, including the joint or the tendon connecting the lower leg to the heel. It does not occur due to an underlying disease. Some examples of ankle pain include poorly fitting footwear like high heels, strains, sprains, overuse, or trauma.

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What could be the reason for pain in the ankle of the left foot while walking?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of ankle pain at the base of my left foot, and it causes pain when I walk. I went to physical therapy a few years back when it started, it worked for a while, but it came back a few months later. Massaging the area causes a lot of pain, and makes it more difficult to w...  Read Full »

Jani Hemang Sudhakarbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understood your concern. First, you stop massaging it is contraindicated. It will promote more swelling and pain. Apply ice for 10 days. Physical therapy should be continued but in the observation. Take ultrasound therapy over heel with an analgesic gel for 10 days...  Read Full »

I cannot stand on my left leg after right ankle wound. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I had a wound on my right ankle which lasted for some months and my right leg was hanged to enable blood flow to the leg. After two months, the leg was brought down and bandaged while I went for a normal dressing of the wound. I started using the bandage on the...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pain could be due to two reasons - one that is coming from the back and the other could be from the hip due to post-immobilization stiffness and possible wasting as you were in two months of immobilization. I would like you to get your pain diagnosed properly bef...  Read Full »

Is it normal for an ankle to swell and look bruised after a year of an ankle sprain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having some concerning issues with my ankle right now. I sprained my ankle a year ago, and I did not let it heal properly and have had some minor pain and popping in that ankle. I can sometimes even feel my tendons rub up against my bone. I did not care until the pain got worse, and ...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your concern. In my opinion, you might have some imbalances due to improper healing of the ankle leading to the loading of other structures around the ankle. You could have shared the scan report to give us more insight into your injury. As it is difficult ...  Read Full »

I recently twisted my ankle while playing badminton. How do I treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I was recently playing badminton with my friends. I was stepping for a back shot when my partner and I collided, and I twisted my ankle. There was severe pain, and walking was difficult. I treated it with ice twice daily since I had a tournament at the end of the week. I also put on a cra...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You would have sustained a grade 2 ankle injury, and you might need professional help to reduce swelling and pain, which is still persistent. I suggest you continue icing and crepe bandage and have anti-inflammatory medications. Gentle massage ...  Read Full »

Despite taking treatment for my sprained ankle, the pain from stretching never seems to decrease. How long should I take rest?

Query: Hi doctor, Four weeks ago, I sprained my ankle. At that moment, along with the twisted ankle, there was a popping sound also. On taking an X-ray, there was no element of fracture. I had a consultation with an orthopedic doctor, and he told me it was the nerve stretch. I have been taking the medicat...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your concern. The popping sound that you heard could be due to the ligament as well. The place where you pointing is also a ligament area. It could be a grade one strain of ATFL (anterior talofibular ligament). I recommend you, 1. Do icing therapy frequently, ...  Read Full »

Why is there pain in wrists and ankles?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I performed power cleans by lifting the bar from the ground to my waist to my shoulders, exerting pressure on my wrists with a considerable amount of weight and engaged in multiple 40-yard sprints. However, I am now experiencing pain in both of my wrists and my right ankle wh...  Read Full »

Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Based on the information you provided, I suggest you gradually start strengthening your forearm and leg muscles. Also, inform me if you have experienced any ankle sprains in the past, as this information will be valuable f...  Read Full »

Why do I have extreme pain and unable to bear weight on my grade 3 sprained ankle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male with a weight of 72 kilograms and a height of five feet nine inches. I have a grade 3 sprained ankle. On the first day, I had severe swelling with a size of a softball as well as bruising. It started to appear overnight. On the fourth day, I consulted a doctor and took X-rays....  Read Full »

Ranjeet Singha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per the information, I suggest you follow the PRICE protocol. Follow protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation. I suggest you wear ankle support or brace or taping the ankle to have more stability and thus accelerates healing. Try to move the foot within th...  Read Full »

I feel that my ankles are displaced while running. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am aware a chiropractor only works on the back, but I have a question about my ankles. Every time I run, it feels similar to my ankles rolling out of place, and back into place again. It is extremely painful and I would like to know if there is anything I can do to help this. Also, I...  Read Full »

Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As standing for long hours can lead to weakness in the ligaments of the ankle joint, leading to ankle instability. If never taken an MRI of the ankle due to any sprain I will recommend one to take. You can start using the balance board training which will help improv...  Read Full »

I have had a problem with my ankle. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a problem with my ankle. Th doctor advised an X-ray, and there was no fracture. What should I do? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It could be due to peroneal strain. I suggest the following: Apply ice over the side of the leg and ankle for 15 minutes once every two hours. Take the anti-inflammatory medication prescribed to you earlier. Keep th...  Read Full »

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