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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Can arthritis be the reason for ankle and wrist pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I get pain in my joints like ankle and wrist occasionally. It goes off when I take Mobizox but comes after a few days again. Also, it goes off when I do massage or when I use compression glove. My uric acid is 10 mg/dL, and it is in a higher range. Does this pain occur due to increased u...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have arthralgia, and it is not arthritis. This condition will have pain along with swelling. It is unlikely to occur due to uric acid. You need to do a few tests which include RF (rheumatoid factor), ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), CRP (C-reactive protein), an...  Read Full »

How long will a ligament tear in the leg take to heal?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a leg injury, six months back. On x-ray examination, they did not find any fracture. But there is difficulty in movement, and the doctor said that the anterior tibiofibular ligament is damaged. I used NSAIDs for a short period to avoid inflammation. I am also wearing crepe bandage...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it appears you are suffering from an ankle sprain. It takes around six weeks to three months to heal depending on the severity of the injury. But, it is important that healing is not repeatedly interrupted by repeated injury. If interrupted, it wi...  Read Full »

What should I do for my ankle sprain, which I got while playing football?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an ankle sprain. I am a 19-years-old male. I did not take any medications. While playing football, I got injured and my right ankle is paining while twisting the ankle. It has been 15 days since injury.  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It takes up to six weeks for the ankle sprain to resolve. I suggest doing the icing, ankle ROM (Range of motion) exercises, and ankle strengthening once the pain is less. You have not mentioned the site of pain. Is this on the inside or the outside? Is there any bony...  Read Full »

How to treat Achilles tendonitis?

Query: Hello doctor, About a week ago, I got off the lounge chair and felt a sharp pain in the back of my left ankle. The pain has not changed during the week. The whole ankle is still swollen.  The pain has not changed, and it radiates from inside the heels up to my Achilles and into the lower back p...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, there is no attachment and hence I could not see the clinical picture. You have mentioned about the pain at the back of your ankle along with swelling over the affected region. The injury as described by you could be Achilles Tendinitis or a partial tear in t...  Read Full »

Why am I having lateral ankle pain without swelling and injury?

Query: Hi doctor, I have lateral ankle pain without swelling and any history of injury. The X-ray reads negative except for the odd lesion present on the shin bone. The pain started four weeks back as mild progressive to limping pain.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing to us. I hope that the patient is not having much pain. The x-ray attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows that the ankle bones are in a growth phase, and the ossification centers of the lower ends of the tibia and fibula a...  Read Full »

Why is my sprained ankle swollen with pain and pressure sensation even after three weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a sprain in my ankle three weeks ago. My ankle is still swollen slightly with mild pain and pressure. What is the issue? Please let me know. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your query.Repeated sprain over the same area can lead to increased instability and increased inflammation. If you do not have much pain, but if the swelling is still present, you can take an oral and topical anti-inflammatory (over-the-counter anti-inflamm...  Read Full »

Other than using ortho footwear and compression socks, what can I do for ankle pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have ankle pain. It remains only for a few seconds sometimes. I have done some things to have some relief. I tried wearing ortho choice footwear for home use. I tried wearing compression socks during daytime. I tried using ice once or twice daily in that area. Kindly suggest a remedy...  Read Full »


Dr. R. Jay Ganesh Jay Ganesh

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It can be a bursa inflammation or plantar fasciitis which is a fascia inflammation. You can do an ankle X-ray. Doing ice therapy is good. Meanwhile, take some analgesics like Paracetamol. You can start taking physiotherapy like IFT (interfe...  Read Full »

Why am I having lower back pain along with knee, hip, and ankle pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having new persistent headaches every single day for the past eight months. The headaches last from five seconds to five hours. I usually wake up with one. They are generally dull to throbbing pain. I have got an MRI and four blood tests. I have gone to the neurologist, and t...  Read Full »


Dr. Amr Samy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your headache. Let me start with some questions for you as the picture is not fully clear about whether or not the headaches come with any other symptoms such as extreme fatigue. The need to sit in a dark room because you become over-sensitive t...  Read Full »

What are the causes of pain radiating from the hip to toe?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 43 years old and she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis three months back. She has a serum uric acid level of 4.3 mg/dl and an RF IgM antibody of 132.1 units/ml. Her treatment was started by taking Defcort 6 mg for a week, Methotrexate 15 mg for three months, HCQS 200...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishav Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain radiating from hip to toe occurs due to sciatica and it does not occur due to rheumatoid arthritis. Your mother needs to take nerve suppressing painkillers and physiotherapy. Regarding other joint pains, we need to rule out the cause after having a detailed his...  Read Full »

Could my weight be a contributing factor to my ankle and knee pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female. My weight is 18 stone and height is 5'11". My knees crunch when I walk and often give way. My ankles are feeble, and my feet feel sore. I know that I am overweight and currently in the process of losing weight. But, due to the pain, it is getting in the way of...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is obvious that you are in trouble, but at the same time, you are feeling slightly helpless also. Nobody is going to judge you based on your weight. You should see a doctor and have your knee examined. If your knees and ankles are fine, then a fairly strenuous progr...  Read Full »

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