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Inability to walk ,strain on ankle - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hi, got out of bed yesterday and my right foot arounfd ankle was in distress , not pain, could not walk on it, after walking awhile its not som bad..but now everytime I get up from bed or a takes a bit of time before I can walk normally or close to it...but no pain, just can't walk on it..if I then there is pain form trying to walk on it, it seems to be just below ankle, the only thing I remmeber is that I was lying side ways, and sometimes I place my feet onto the wall to cool them down and thats when I first notice some thing..but was not till Igot out of bed was it noticable...                                                                 
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr....
Doctor :   Let me read the query
User :   ok..thanks
Doctor :   What is your age?
Doctor :   Gender?
User :   male 46
Doctor :   Do you have a swelling near the ankle region ?
User :   nope
Doctor :   Is that the discomfort, unable to walk felt on one foot or both?
Doctor :   by*
User :   just right foot
Doctor :   Was it experienced earlier to yesterday?
User :   no...
Doctor :   Were you hurt over the foot?
User :   nope....
Doctor :   Do you feel heaviness of the foot?
User :   nope...
Doctor :   Are you limping during the initial steps ?
User :   kinda of..but because I just can't walk on I am draging it...
Doctor :   What time it takes / steps it takes before you can walk normally or close to normal?
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical problems?
Doctor :   Can you rotate the foot at the ankle joint without any discomfort hanging in the air?
User :   I can always feel something there around ankle..but usually about 3 minutes or so, but if I sit again it starts over......yesterday when it first sarted it took a bit..but after awhile it was close to normal as I was working outside and on my feet for a while...thought it was gone but when I sat and got back up it was there again???
User :   I feel a bit when moving it around, as for other medical problems..a host of them over thje last few years....but nothing ever related to the feet..
Doctor :   I do not think of any better reason for the transient discomfort you have
Doctor :   This seems to be a functional
Doctor :   without any particular reason
Doctor :   You can try to put the foot in a hot water bucket and see if this helps in relieving the discomfort
User :   ok..will try it....hopefully it helps and goes away...could it be nerve problem?
Doctor :   I do not think so
Doctor :   When you are able to do the normal walk aftere initial step or minutes
Doctor :   It cannot be a nerve problem
Doctor :   Try to forget about the problem
Doctor :   Engage yourself in activities
Doctor :   and continue to be as you were
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