• myrtha myrtha
    January 30, 2009
    Treatment for pain in the left ankle?
    myrtha myrtha
    January 30, 2009

    I have pain in the left foot around the ankle. It feels like the bone hurts especailly when I'm walking. What could this be?

     

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    January 31, 2009
    Cort
    Health Guide
    January 31, 2009

    As with most kinds of pain there are quite a few things that can cause this (which is, of course, why doctors go to so much school). The most common seems to be simply an ankle sprain or injury -which can, given the amount of work the ankle gets -  take quite awhile to heal. You could have tweaked another part of your foot or leg which is causing your ankle to experience extra stress. There's also the possibility of gout, infection, arthritis, etc. 

     

    Why don't you try the Check a Symptom box in the upper left hand of many Health Central pages and see where it leads you? You should be able to eliminate several possibilities but you'll have to see a doctor to figure out exactly whats going on. 

     

    In the meantime check out the treatment section on the ankle pain site for tips on over the counter remedies and home treatment options you can try for a sprain or injury.  Good luck! 

     

    http://www.healthcentral.com/ency/408/003167.html


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  • MM
    MM
    February 02, 2009
    MM
    MM
    February 02, 2009

    two things you can try.

    1. do not wear flip flops, woodend shoes or heels.  wear a tie up show that keeps your foot alined.  it could be the lining up of your spinal to the position of your feet.  keep your feet from loosing the muscles by wearing fitted shoes, or go to good feet.

    It's alife time guarentee. buy the soles only once and when you want to replace them just take them in.  It takes some getting use to, but well worth it.

    2. it could be a weight and positioning also.  I gained weight and notice my problem after awhile.  Wearing the wrong shoes and walking barefoot is not good for your feet or wearing heels.  ALso, try the anti inflamatory, for a while see if that helps. 

    Last resort to get a steroid shot.  I'm getting one tomorrow.

    So, good luck.

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