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Pain in the ankle while walking, chances of tendonitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
User :   actually i am having ankle pain from last few months
Doctor :   hi
User :   while walking
User :   whever any pressure is there on foot
User :   so wat should i am supposed to do
Doctor :   Ok
User :   nearly 4 to 5 months ago it starts
Doctor :   Can you elaborate on the symptoms like how did it started, duration, aggravating and reliveing factors?
Doctor :   Did you suffer any injury in the recent past
User :   and when i woke up in d moring i feel d pain and while walking also
User :   now i am not able to run properly
Doctor :   OK
User :   only on the left ankle
Doctor :   Ok
User :   nope
Doctor :   Is it present in only one ankle or both the ankles?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am having pain killer sometime
Doctor :   Any injury in the recent past?
User :   when the pain increases
Doctor :   Did you suffer with any fever in the recent past?
User :   r u orthopedic
Doctor :   Ok
User :   okay
Doctor :   No, I am a General physician, and I feel I can help you within my expertise.
User :   yes sometimes and sometimes there is swelling also
User :   once i visited the doc he said there is a bone spur
Doctor :   Does the pain increase during movement of the ankle?
Doctor :   Did you see any doctor for this condition?
Doctor :   OK
User :   e gave some pain killers nd medicine nd for 1 month i hv no prob but agin it starts now
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was any investigation like X ray taken?
Doctor :   OK
User :   can u elaborate this a little
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by you, I of the opinion that it could be because of tendonitis.
User :   ok
Doctor :   This is the inflammation of the tendon in the ankle.
User :   so wat should i do now
Doctor :   Tendon is the sheath covering the muscle.
Doctor :   Or it could also be as said by your doctor a spur but has to be confirmed by a X ray of the foot.
User :   okay actually i am new to bangalore can u suggest some doc
Doctor :   It would be better to see an Orthopedician, so as to confirm the diagnosis and investigations like X ray of the foot might be required.
Doctor :   And the treatment would follow accordingly.
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can follow these measures: User :   i am staying in brookefield
Doctor :   May I know your preferred location?
Doctor :   1. Apply Diclofenac gel over the ankle three times a day for 10 days.
Doctor :   Ok I will my customer care executive to call you back after this live chat regarding your request.
Doctor :   2. Hot fomentation will also be useful as this will decrease the inflammation and pain.
User :   yes
Doctor :   3. Continue with the analgesics tablet as advised by your doctor.
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   yes nd my digestion system is slow
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   i smoke
User :   and alcohol occassionally
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   2 3 times a week
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know the frequency per day?
User :   means i not digesting the food completely i think so
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   even in the moring sometime i not feel so fresh
Doctor :   Can you elaborate the symptoms you are suffering at present regarding your digestive system?
Doctor :   OK
User :   so is there any thing i am supposed to follow for digestion
Doctor :   Ok
User :   okay
Doctor :   As you smoke regularly, It induces the digestive system and increases the motility of the our gut.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It would be better to avoid smoking.
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. consume lots of fluids like water and fruits juices.
Doctor :   2. Consume lots of green leafy vegetables and fruits as this helps in motility of the gut.
User :   yes
Doctor :   3. Follow regular physical exercises which will provide you physical and mental fitness.
User :   ok thankyou doc
User :   yes i will follow them
Doctor :   It will be gradual but there are very good chances of complete recovery after quitting smoking.
User :   no thankyou for ur time
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   and i can't receive d call now
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   thankyou
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   i will recieve the call b/w 12:30 to 1:30
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Wish you a good health and good day.
User :   thankyou
User :   bbye
Doctor :   No problem, I will ask them to call you after an hour.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   no problem I will ask them to call you by then.
Doctor :   Pleasure here.
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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