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luvthemountains 09-17-2006 05:47 AM

Can back pain cause ankle swelling?
 
Hello everyone!

I have one sided ankle swelling and have for about 2 years or so. No pain, just gets puffy. I do have chronic back pain, mostly lower. I have a chronic pinched nerve in my shoulder/neck area, and have sciatica from time to time. Many tests and doctors have seen it and can not figured out anything. I also have shin pain from time to time and also the ball of my foot has pain if it is pushed on too hard. Does any of this make sense to equal puffiness in just the one ankle? I have been to a Cardiologist-everything-fine, kidneys are fine, no clots in the leg, so I am at a loss as to what to do for it. I don't know if a hot tub would be good for it or not. Ice and elevation does nothing...except hurt.

I appreciate any input as this is driving me nuts!

ICC 09-17-2006 12:01 PM

Re: Can back pain cause ankle swelling?
 
i asked the same question of my dr. he told me in my case i have really bad tendonitis in my ankle and arthritis in my foot. that's where mine is coming from.

luvthemountains 09-17-2006 12:08 PM

Re: Can back pain cause ankle swelling?
 
How did you get diagnosed? No doctor seems to know what to do! What do you do for it? Does it give you pain or just puff up? Thanks for the reply!

shawley 09-18-2006 06:12 AM

Re: Can back pain cause ankle swelling?
 
Some Meds can cause swelling,,Lyrica is one that causes swelling

singer1 09-18-2006 08:08 AM

Re: Can back pain cause ankle swelling?
 
Well, I'm not on any meds except for asthma and allergies.

ICC 09-18-2006 10:18 AM

Re: Can back pain cause ankle swelling?
 
when i was injured at work one of the injuries was going over on my ankle. after 3 mos of the swelling not going down and the pain the dr. ordered an MRI. also see a podiatrist regularly for routine diabetic foot care. he thought i might have broken my foot so he did x-rays. that showed a bad case of arthritis on the outer part of my foot that extends from the ankle injury.

shawley 09-19-2006 05:18 AM

Re: Can back pain cause ankle swelling?
 
I think your asking a question in the wrong place,,try foot problems or another board..There's plenty to look through..Hope you find out your problem


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