Q. Why are my medial malleolus and calcaneus swollen?

Answered by
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 23, 2017

Hello doctor,

My medial malleolus and calcaneus are swelled. Please help.



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The common cause of swelling in the area of medial malleoli are ankle sprain and strain.

Gout needs to be investigated with the help of serum uric acid and by having an X-ray.

I suggest you apply Crepe Bandages and take Naprosyn (Naproxen) 500 mg twice daily. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent take the medicines.

Give rest to the ankle.

For more information consult a rheumatologist online -->

Thank you doctor,

I have checked my uric acid and it is normal. It is 5. The swelling is for the last two months and I am having a little burning sensation in the swollen area.



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If there is no sprain or strain then you will need a PDUS (power Doppler ultrasound) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of joints.

This is because ankle arthritis can also occur in sarcoidosis and inflammatory arthritis.

In addition, check ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-reactive protein) level so that the level of inflammation in the body can be assessed.

For more information consult a rheumatologist online -->

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