• Wenny Wenny
    October 27, 2011
    What can I do for a shooting pain in my ankle?
    Wenny Wenny
    October 27, 2011

    I have an acute pain in the back of my right ankle. It comes and goes a lot during the day, especially if I'm walking or standing up. What is this a symptom of?

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    October 29, 2011
    Cort
    Health Guide
    October 29, 2011

    The foot, with its many bones, is a complicated part of the body and number of things can cause ankle pain includilng inflammation of one of the three tendons in the ankle (tendinitis), arthritis, a tear in one of the ligaments or an ankle strain. These are usually accompanied by swelling and redness, however. 

     

    You might want to try ice/heat and elevation along with anti-inflammatories and see if they help. If you pain does not diminish, though, you should see a doctor. 

     

    You might want to try the Check a Symptom program on HealthCentral to investigate Foot and ankle pain more. 


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