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What causes tender right foot and ankle?

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Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014
Question: I'm having issues with my right foot and ankle. Im a cosmetologist and have been for 25 years. I also work a part time job cashiering at a truck stop. Have .done that for almost 18 months.
My symptoms : almost entire foot is tender to the touch. It's difficult to put weight down on it in the mornings but only sometimes. The other pain is dull and achy sometimes, sometimes it's like a spasm along both sides of my ankle and, though rare, my calf. It hurts a little when I flex my toes through out the bottom of my foot.I don't notice swelling or tightness though the outside of my foot ( small toe area but on the outerside ) is tender to the touch. Please help!!
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
As per your history there can be arthritic pain.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us,

I have studied your case with diligence.
As per your history there can be arthritic pain in foot and ankle joint.
By doing X ray and MRI and clinical examination you need to rule out severity of arthritis.

Till time you can use supportive splint or brace.
You can take analgesic for pain relief, and chondritin sulphate will help in arthritic pain relief which you can take consulting your doctor.
Another possibility of gouty arthritis. Sr uric acid level will help to confirm it.

There can be associated muscle cramp along with it.
Muscle cramps can be reduced by
Massaging the cramped muscle with your hands or oil
Drinking plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration
Stretching your leg muscles or riding a stationary cycle.
Taking diet rich in calcium and potassium or oral supplements of the same
Check your vit B12 and Vit D 3 levels.

Till time, avoid lifting weights, you can consult physiotherapist for help.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (1 hour later)
The spasms in my calf and. ankle foot happen when I walk a lot or exercise like on a treadmill. My foot is tender even after resting but is at it's worse after working.....
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Symptoms suggest arthritis

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

Symptoms suggest arthritis in ankle and foot area.

You may need to further investigate as I mentioned earlier.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes tender right foot and ankle?

Brief Answer: As per your history there can be arthritic pain. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing to us, I have studied your case with diligence. As per your history there can be arthritic pain in foot and ankle joint. By doing X ray and MRI and clinical examination you need to rule out severity of arthritis. Till time you can use supportive splint or brace. You can take analgesic for pain relief, and chondritin sulphate will help in arthritic pain relief which you can take consulting your doctor. Another possibility of gouty arthritis. Sr uric acid level will help to confirm it. There can be associated muscle cramp along with it. Muscle cramps can be reduced by Massaging the cramped muscle with your hands or oil Drinking plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration Stretching your leg muscles or riding a stationary cycle. Taking diet rich in calcium and potassium or oral supplements of the same Check your vit B12 and Vit D 3 levels. Till time, avoid lifting weights, you can consult physiotherapist for help. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care