Patient Comments: Ankle Pain And Tendinitis - Symptoms

How long did the symptoms of your ankle pain and tendinitis last? Was there anything in particular that helped with pain/symptom relief?

Comment from: Kaisa, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 11

I've now had plantar fascia for more than six years. It started with a surgery I had to remove a cyst that was attached to my Achilles tendon. I went through months of painful physical therapy and had some relief. I am a very active person in the evenings (i.e. softball, hardcore cardio, strength training, conditioning, etc.). Every morning the pain in my ankle wakes me up but after several hours of excruciating pain, the symptoms subside after stretching my foot and leg. I recommend lots of ice, anti-inflammatories and ankle wraps.

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Comment from: Shelleyam, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 11

I'm 48 years old. I woke up one day in May, and my ankle hurt. My first thought was that I had a sprain that never healed. I went to the doctor and the MRI showed nothing. Now they say it's tendonitis. I am very active and can't stand this limping. Motrin doesn't help. Neither does bracing it.

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Published: July 15

My ankle has been hurting for two months now, and the pain won't go away. I have been icing it constantly and taking Naproxen.

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Published: June 19

About a month ago, I started to develop mild pain at the back side of my ankle. To my knowledge, I had not had any fall, nor had I sprained my ankle. Yet it's been more than a month now and the pain is still there. At times, it's moderate and I can't wear shoes, only sneakers. I finally went to the ER, and I was told that the tendon located at the backside of my right ankle was inflamed. It was wrapped up with a bandage and a shoe was given to me to wear whenever I'm walking. I was prescribed an NSAID for pain and inflammation. My advice to anyone out there who experiences ankle pain is to go to the doctor right away. It turns out this "injury" can become very serious if not taken care of by a doctor. When we think of how vital walking and standing is to daily living, one can't afford to wait and wait until the pain gets to be severe.

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Published: June 13

I soaked my foot in hot water with Epsom salt. It eased the pain.

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Published: June 13

Started out from riding my bicycle at 5 am daily, all a sudden I feel pain in both my left and right inner ankle bones, I've had this for a month with no end in sight. It affects my ankles, inner tendon of each ankle; both legs tendons both sides of shin bone shooting pains, sore heels.

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Comment from: rosierud, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

I've felt like I was recovering from a sprained ankle since Sept. 1st, but knew that I hadn't sprained it! I could not rotate my foot or flex it forward or backward and it was very painful to wear shoes and certainly nothing with a raised heel. Walking was painful and going up and down stairs was also. Walking outside on stones or on uneven ground was very unsettling. In desperation the other evening, I tried rubbing on "Soothenol" which I had purchased quite some time ago. To my surprise, the pain was mostly gone the next morning and I'm almost near normal after two days. I'm not kidding, it really worked!

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Comment from: Zora, (Patient) Published: October 06

In only my left ankle the joint feels loose. It pops with motion. Pain level ranges from 3-8 on a scale of 1-10, NSAIDS help some. Sometimes it feels as if it will break. The pain is worse on flexion. An X-ray of ankle does not show any problems. Pain ia always present to some degree. Pain has been present now for 3 months no acute injury. I am still able to tolerate with NSaids at this point.

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Comment from: bugonia, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 09

I have almost constant pain in my right ankle, which has been ongoing for nearly 3 years now. I have seen an orthopedist who ran tests and determined I have bone cysts. I take regular pain medication (2 different types now). I was tested for RA, but it was determined that was negative. No one can seem to give me any answers or solutions. I was told these don't usually cause pain, but mine sure do. Wish I had better news for anyone out there suffering from something similar.

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