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Pain due to dislocation of ankle joint - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   HI,
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   Doc, I has sprain 7-8 months back
User :   it still pains
User :   there was no abnormality @that time
Doctor :   Where exactly does it hurt ?
User :   can't walk properly now
User :   above ankle
Doctor :   which leg is the pain in ?
User :   or at the joint
User :   right
User :   its right leg
Doctor :   ok, may i know did you get hurt ?
User : was onlt sprain & was solved within 4-5 days @ that time
Doctor :   May i know how did it get sprain ?
User :   had not pain there after 4-5 days then
User :   i was walking & got disbalanced & fall down
Doctor :   ok, is the pain since the incident ?
User : appeared after 2-3 months after incidence
User :   only intensity is more now
Doctor :   did you had pain soon after the incident if so for how many days ?
User :   yes I had pain for approx 7 days
User :   that time
Doctor :   ok, did you get Xray of the joint during that time ?
User :   no.. I havn't.
User :   Is it that serious ?
Doctor :   well you have to get an xray done , the ankle joint has smaller bones called tarsal bones dislocation of the them may not present with acute pain but mild pain for long run
User :   is it curable ?
Doctor :   and any trigger like any kind of strain on the joint or mild skid may increase the intensity of the pain
Doctor :   yes , it is curable
User :   so whats ur advice ?
User :   which x ray test to go for ?
User :   should i meet a specialist or G.P.?
Doctor :   you have to get an xray done , and present it to an orhtopedician who will reduce the dislocation and advice immobilization which will help
User :   WHAT IS immobilization ?
Doctor :   go for a ANKLE joint Anteroposterior and lateral view xray
Doctor :   immobilization may involve braces or splint which will restrict the joint movement and prevent further damage on the joint
User :   ok..
User :   for a week or so ?
Doctor :   And apply VOVERON gel for the relief from pain
Doctor :   the duration of immobilization depends on the severity of the dislocation
User :   ok my gel Esgipyrin give me temp relief
User :   its Diclo, capsaicin
Doctor :   yes , you can continue with that
User :   but its may not be related to ligament in ur opinion?
Doctor :   dislocation of joint also involves ligament injury which also can be a near possibiltiy
User :   only an orhtopedician can comment on that ..right ?
Doctor :   yes, after seeing the Xray
User :   after having a look
User :   ok,,,thanks doc,, It will be helpful
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   take care
User :   BYE
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