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Suggest Treatment For Pain And Swelling On The Ankle Bone

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Posted on Mon, 16 Mar 2015
Question: My ankle has been bothering me for about a week and now I have noticed it seems swollen over the ankle bone.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It can be ankle synovitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case. I think you are having ankle synovitis. In this there is fluid collection in the joint. Before I advised you any thing I would like to know little detail about your illness.
1.Did you injured your ankle?
2. Are you having pain and swelling in other joints also?
3.Are you taking any medicines since long time?
4.Are you having any disease like high blood pressure, Diabetes or Thyroid?
Please send me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (21 hours later)
I did not injure the ankle. I don't have swelling in other joints but I do have arthritis. Even though I had a knee replacement in the other knee I still have pain all over as my surgery was complicated with a MERSA infection. This was about 3 1/2 years ago. I have been diagnosised with scherloderma. I take a blood pressure once a day and a thyroid pill. Also HRT and chloroesteral and 80 mgs. aspirin plus Nexium and Tramadol.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It can be ankle synovitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case.I think you are having inflammation of the ankle joint. It is causing fluid inside ankle joint leading to pain an swelling. I have following suggestions for you.
1.Get x ray of the ankle joint to see if there is any arthritis present in the ankle.
2.Tablet Brufen twice daily.
3.Hot water fomentation.
4. Steroid injection in ankle joint.
5.Voletran ointment and compression bandage .
I hope these steps will help you. Let me know if there is any other followup questions.
thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement

Practicing since :2002

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Suggest Treatment For Pain And Swelling On The Ankle Bone

Brief Answer: It can be ankle synovitis Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. I think you are having ankle synovitis. In this there is fluid collection in the joint. Before I advised you any thing I would like to know little detail about your illness. 1.Did you injured your ankle? 2. Are you having pain and swelling in other joints also? 3.Are you taking any medicines since long time? 4.Are you having any disease like high blood pressure, Diabetes or Thyroid? Please send me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you. Thanks