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What causes pain in ankle and difficulty walking?

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Posted on Fri, 21 Nov 2014
Question: hello dr this is XXXXXXX 29 yr old my right foot ankle pains a lot cant walk keeping my foot down properly .morning the pain is more there is little swelling on the ankle as well .my weight is 75 and hieght is 5.1.i have pcod provlem as well.kindly suggest.
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Answered by Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Ankle injury, Will need x-rays

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX Thanks for coming to HealthCareMagic.

When did this ankle issue start? How did it start? Were you hurt or injured?

Any information you can give me will help me give you an answer and a plan which is more useful for you.

In general, Any injury of the ankle joint has to be evaluated with at minimum a set of x-rays and a visit to your local Orthopedic Specialist.

The x-ray is step 1 though.

For pain, OTC meds like Dolo and Brufen should be able to cover the pain until we can figure out what is wring here.

I hope this helps,

Vinay
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Follow up: Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj (11 minutes later)
i dont have any injury .my doc had asked me to walk uphill so i had started walking uphill 4 to 5 months back the pain started frm then .no xray removed till date will get it done next thus week end
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Answered by Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
stress injury to ligaments

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for following up. Sounds like you have a bit of a stress injury to the ligaments in and around the ankle.

Be careful of what kind of footwear you are using to do these hill walks. Try and get high top sneakers or something that gives a good amount of support to the ankle joint in general. Plain old sneakers would not be enough.

It may be a good idea to discontinue these walks for awhile while you rest the joint. A well applied Crepe bandage will help manage your pain and speed up healing. Pain killers as i mentioned should help as well. Get those x-rays done when you can and we will re-evaluate.

Vinay



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What causes pain in ankle and difficulty walking?

Brief Answer: Ankle injury, Will need x-rays Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Thanks for coming to HealthCareMagic. When did this ankle issue start? How did it start? Were you hurt or injured? Any information you can give me will help me give you an answer and a plan which is more useful for you. In general, Any injury of the ankle joint has to be evaluated with at minimum a set of x-rays and a visit to your local Orthopedic Specialist. The x-ray is step 1 though. For pain, OTC meds like Dolo and Brufen should be able to cover the pain until we can figure out what is wring here. I hope this helps, Vinay