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What Causes Pain And Swelling In The Ankle?

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Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Question: 15 years ago I fell off a roof and tore all the tendons and ligaments in my ankle. I have had no problems until last week when I was on my feet all day and my ankle started hurting and was swollen it was hard to walk and has lasted all week.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You probably have tendinitis!

Detailed Answer:
HI and thanks so much for this query.

This is typical of inflamed tendons. I will suggest that you limit how much distance you walk daily, apply ice packs and use Ibuprofen: 800mg thrice daily. If symptoms do not regress significantly within 72hours, I recommend that you see a doctor for evaluation and investigations.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be. Above all, keep me updated with your response.
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What Causes Pain And Swelling In The Ankle?

Brief Answer: You probably have tendinitis! Detailed Answer: HI and thanks so much for this query. This is typical of inflamed tendons. I will suggest that you limit how much distance you walk daily, apply ice packs and use Ibuprofen: 800mg thrice daily. If symptoms do not regress significantly within 72hours, I recommend that you see a doctor for evaluation and investigations. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be. Above all, keep me updated with your response.