My ankle hurts and the doctor found nothing wrong?
- 30 May 2016 by buddhabowler349
- 3 June 2016
- pain, muscle pain, doctor
I recently went to the doctor for pain in my ankle area. It comes and goes, but when it's there the pain is so terrible I can't even walk on it. The only way to describe it is like someone hit my ankle with a baseball bat. It's been like this for almost a week with no change.
I can't seem to find a trigger for the pain. I'll be walking and all of a sudden it hurts. The doctor found no swelling or inflammation. It's not bruised... it actually looks perfectly normal. I haven't started any rigorous exercise or anything, but I have been walking more than usual. Any idea what the pain could be from? The only advice the doctor gave me was to keep taking Advil.
Buddha; Did they do any X-ray's if it continues that is what I would do in the mean time continue to take the Advil, But make sure you take it regular don't wait for it to start hurting, And you might even soak it in hot water. Try that for a while then if no changes you should see a orthopedic doctor and get some test done. THERE are so many bones in the foot than just about anywhere else in the body. But you can't just let it go. Make sure you don't take the Advil just as needed you must take it regular to try and control the pain. Could be even nerve pain. But you won't know without having the foot really gone over. If it continues and you can't put weight on it then you should try and see a different doctor.
Did you get new shoes? Wearing a type of shoe more often... like girls wearing high heels more than sneakers... or flip-flops?
Before the pain started, did you carry heavy items out of ordinary because it increases workload on feet.
Did you notice a rash or bite ? Fever or flu-like symptoms ? Any new Meds? Joint pain is a side effect for many drugs.
I agree with the previous answer about seeing a specialist especially involving feet.
The goal is to diagnose and treat before it becomes chronic.
Emphasize to the doctor you are afraid of hurting yourself from potential falls by it giving out while walking.
Bones show up on x-rays but you have tendons that can be just as painful as a fracture.
Good luck and be assertive !
I agree with all above answers, the only thing I would emphasize, is to see an ORTHOPEDIC doc. I would not see a podiatrist. Liz
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