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Ankle pain, nerve pulling sensation. No swelling or trauma. Applied Volini. Suggestions? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Good Afternoon
User:I have extreme pain in my left leg ankle area and I get a nerve -pull sensation there every few minutes....Can you please suggest
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Since when is this problem?
User:almost 25 complete
User:since a couple of months
Doctor:Did you get hurt in that area recently?
Doctor:Is there a swelling?
User:no I dont recollect any such incident
User:no there is no swelling
Doctor:Are you physically active?
User:I tried applying Volini a couple of times but dint help
User:no I am not active
Doctor:That may be the probable reason
Doctor:You may be getting weak on your bones
User:hmm okay
User:n i am overweight too
Doctor:also there may be nerve problem as you say
Doctor:Oh ok
Doctor:You must consider getting an x-ray of the affected ankle
Doctor:Also, you must reduce weight
User:yeah I feel that the nerves are pulling every few minutes
Doctor:You could start yourself on nerve supplements like Neurobion forte
Doctor:This is a tablet available over the counter
Doctor:You do not need a prescription for the same
User:which counter?
Doctor:Means in the pharmacy
Doctor:In any pharmacy
Doctor:You do not need a doctor's written prescription for the same
Doctor:Try to do more of physical activity
Doctor:Your pain would vanish soon
User:n what is the frequency of intake of this tablet?
Doctor:You can take it daily one tablet after food anytime
User:n I was also interested in getting my thyroid profile checked...
User:any suggestions?
User:and any specific food suggestions for this ankle pain?
Doctor:You can get it done in any standard laboratories
User:Thyrocare is good?
Doctor:Avoid high starch food like Potato and too much rice
Doctor:Yes, it is good
Doctor:All right
User:A few days back I was also experiencing mild chest pain but I assumed it to be acidity
Doctor:Do you have more queries?
User:coz it did not re-appear
Doctor:It is mostly due to the gastritis
User:I researched on heart attacks and found most of the symptoms relevant
Doctor:Is that all for now?
User:so i was worried
Doctor:Do you smoke?
User:then I dont know but they did not reappear
Doctor:What is your current weight?
User:no I dont smoke
User:maybe 110 plus
Doctor:Did you get your lipid profile done?
User:wat is this?
Doctor:It is to check the fat levels in your body
Doctor:Since you are 110 plus, there are chances of high lipids and subsequently heart attacks
User:so will this test gimme the details of my heart health?
Doctor:Along with the thyroid test, you could get your lipid profile tested as well
Doctor:Yes, exactly
Doctor:You got it right
User:will it actually gimme the details of blockages n all?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Sort of
Doctor:At least it gives a broad idea about it
Doctor:Are you there?
User:there was some connection issue i guess
User:no problem
Doctor:Oh yes,
Doctor:one of plugs was unwired
User:okay no problem at all.... :-)
User:thats fine
Doctor:you must do both these tests as well
User:thyrocare has both the tests?
Doctor:yes, it does
User:how much does a lipid profile costs?
Doctor:500 in total
Doctor:500 INR
User:for both?
Doctor:500 for lipid profile
User:oh okay
Doctor:thyroid profile another 500 INR
User:then what should be the next steps after this test is done?
Doctor:Come back on chat
Doctor:We shall discuss further
Doctor:I would suggest you on how to go about it
User:okay but how do I ensure that I would connect with you next time?
User:I mean on chat
Doctor:You could ask for me in the beginning of your chat
User:okay fine
User:Thank you so much Doctor!
Doctor:Thank you too
User:I will start the tablet from today...
Doctor:Talk to you soon again on chat
User:bye take care :-)
Doctor:You too
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