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What causes severe pain in the left ankle?

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Posted on Thu, 9 Nov 2017
Question: I have pretty moderate to severe pain in the area of my left ankle that radiates across half of my foot. I have had surgery in the past for DVT, but there is no heat associated with it, and no red streaking.

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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be DVT or tendonitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The severe pain in the ankle that you have can be due to DVT or achilles tendonitis or arthritis. Proper examination and investigations like X-ray and ultrasound scan are needed to find the cause. Till then you can keep the foot elevated and do a hot compress in the area and see if it helps.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

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What causes severe pain in the left ankle?

Brief Answer: Can be DVT or tendonitis. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The severe pain in the ankle that you have can be due to DVT or achilles tendonitis or arthritis. Proper examination and investigations like X-ray and ultrasound scan are needed to find the cause. Till then you can keep the foot elevated and do a hot compress in the area and see if it helps. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal