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Pain in ankles while walking, overweight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi doctor.
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   I m from Bangalore
User :   & my age is 26
Doctor :   ok
User :   Since past few days, am experiencing severe pain in my ankles
User :   both the ankles infact
Doctor :   Ok
User :   at times it becomes really difficult ffor me to walk even half a mile
User :   am actually very fond of walking & used to walk for atleas 4-5 miles every day
Doctor :   K
Doctor :   Do you feel the pain only on walking or even during normal times
User :  
When I walk, pain increases..... otherwise, I dont get to feel it
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can yoiu describe me about the pain
User :   Also when I go to bed in the night, I feel like hammering my ankles because of the pain
Doctor :   How it is? where exactly it starts and any movement
User :   Its just on the ankles..... Initially it started with left ankle
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you hve pain in the soles also
User :   & then after few days, I started experiencing in both the ankles
User :   no not in soles... only the ankles
Doctor :   DO you walk daily?
User :   Almost daily
Doctor :   for 3km
User :   Am going for a morning walk since last 8 years
User :   around 4-5 miles
Doctor :   Good to hear that
User :   :)
Doctor :   What is yoiur height and weight
User :   height is around 5' 10 "
User :   & weight is around 75 kgs
Doctor :   K
Doctor :   Do yo uhave any other health problems
User :   I even consulted an ayurvedic doctor.... He gave me some oil to apply on the ankles every night
User :   but no relief
User :   No other health problems as such
Doctor :   Have you had any similar problems in the past?
User :   never
User :   So what could be the reason for this sudden pain
Doctor :  
Do you smoke/drink alcohol/Any other habits? If yes how much/how often?
User :   I used to smoke around 3-4 cigs a day.... but stopped it since past 2 months
Doctor :   Do you have swelling on the ankles?
User :   no... its not even swollen
User :   Do u think am overweight
Doctor :   I feel that you are overworking by walking for such a long distance
Doctor :   and the ideal wt for yoiu should be 65 to 68 kgs
User :   But am doing tht since last 8 years.hat too without fail.. & t
Doctor :   I dont say it is overweight
User :   & that too without fail
Doctor :   Because of your wt and dialy walk there is constant stress on the ankle
User :   So u mean to say that I need to reduce some weight??
Doctor :   and you are performing some stretch exercises for
Doctor :   Yeah
Doctor :   But you need diet modification
Doctor :   now
User :   What should be the ideal weight according to this built
Doctor :   you can take the help of dietician
Doctor :   65 to 68 kgs
User :   ok....
Doctor :   You can get the help from the dietician here
Doctor :   as a query or live chat
User :   So U mean to say, I need to reduce by diets & not by exercising...
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send and give feedback and when done, Please say it.
Doctor :   I mean to say you have to reduce the distance to 2km per day and decrease the calorie intake also
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   Please see this link if it could be of use to yoiu
Doctor :   are yoiu there?
Doctor :  
User :   Yes Doctor
Doctor :   Have yoiu gone through the diet link and exercise
User :   What is this link for Doctor?
Doctor :   progrm link i gave
Doctor :   you
User :   not yet, doctor, m just going thru it
Doctor :   You can take diet advice from the first link
Doctor :   i sent you
User :   ok
Doctor :   and Wt loss progrm
Doctor :   from the second link
Doctor :   Please redcue the walk
Doctor :   to 2km
User :   ok..
Doctor :   start on stretch exercises
Doctor :   at the ankles
User :   any specific medicines to be taken?
Doctor :   You can put your ankles in hot water and salt in it
Doctor :   if yoiu have too much pain
User :   can you forward me some link for stretch exercises as well?
Doctor :   You can take Brufen
User :   ok
Doctor :   200
Doctor :   mg
Doctor :   if unbearable pain only
User :   od, bd or tds
Doctor :   but first is reduce the walk
Doctor :   but continue
User :   surely will do that
Doctor :   take the tablet when requied
Doctor :   only
User :   fine
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   These are some ankle exercise links
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Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   bye
User :   will surely do that
User :   thanks doctor
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