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Ankle tender and painful, swollen, tingling sensation, burning sensation, numbness. Help

my left ankle has been tender and somewhat painful when walking for past few weeks. yesterday morning it started to swell and became very painful without injury. it has progressively gotten worse ankle, foot , calf and know knee are swollen painful, tingling and have a burning sensation. also right arm and hand keep going numb. how serious, should I go to ER, wait for dr. office to open, call 911, help! I am in severe pain.
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
From description pain and swelling over your ankle seems to be inflammatory in nature. Give rest to the part and avoid weight lifting.You can take antiinflammatory drug like ibuprofen to reduce pain and swelling. Get examined by your doctor to rule out any infective pathology. Tingling and numbness could be due to pressure over nerves.
Hope this will helps you. Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries.
Wish you good health. Take care.
Regards.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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Diabetologist Dr. Basheer Ahamed's  Response
Hello,

The nature of the suggests that this may be neurovascular pain.(Severe pain with tingling and numbness).

You need to evaluate you vascular system of the foot by Doppler scan and a complete neurological assessment.

So you need to consult your doctor.
Answered: Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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