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What causes pain in left outer ankle with no trauma?

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Hello, pain in left outer ankle, no trauma, no swelling, no discoloration. Slight pain to touch, extreme pain when rotating, slight pain lifting foot up and down. I am 27 yrs old. Very painful to walk. Occurred overnight.
Posted Fri, 29 Aug 2014 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It can be ankle synvitis

Detailed Answer:
Have read your case and I believe you are having ankle synovitis. This is ankle inflammation. Before I advise you any thing I want to know little detail about your illness.
1. Is it your first episode or you also had it in past?
2. Are you alcoholic or smoker?
3. Are you taking any medicines for pain?
Please send me answer of these questions. I will try my best to help you.
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Follow-up: What causes pain in left outer ankle with no trauma? 32 minutes later
Thank you. It is my first episode. I am not an alcoholic and don't smoke. I have one or two beers a week. I am not taking any medication for pain. The ankle is not swollen, there are no visual signs of any problem.
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
You need compression bandage and rest

Detailed Answer:
I believe it is non specific ankle synovitis. I would suggest you to do following things.
1. Rest and avoid putting weight.
2. Tablet Brufen daily twice after discussing with your doctor.
3. Voletran ointment
4. Hot water fomentation
5. Compression bandage.
I hope these measures will help you, If there is no relief in pain or swelling occurs then MRI of the ankle joint will be needed. Let me know if you want to ask any followup questions.
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