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Ankle pain
I am having ankle pain from past 4-5 months. It is there when i walk. goes away when i rest and comes back with walking. Pain is at the back of ankle and goes sideways from back if i exert more . it can be felt only in left ankle. Wearing loose shoes can be a reason? Should i wear sleeper's all the time? What can be the reason of pain? Did physiotherapy for a month but pain is still there. Now it has become difficult to walk. Please help..
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Dr. Vishwas Virmani (PT)
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Stretch Calves Get a custom made insole. Hams Stretching. Sports Taping. Hot Fomentation.
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Hello there...well Ankle pain is quit common..the only cause of worry is it is there since 5 months....any pain or discomfort felt for more than 3 months warrants attention.....in your case maybe the footwear is the culprit maybe not.... if you cannot  recall any trauma involving your left ankle even years ago then yes maybe footwear is the reason...but otherwise u can get x ray of your ankle done along with sr uric acid test just to be a bit sure....also do stair climbing and descending activities only if necessary....sometimes swelling in tendo Achillies may also make ankle pain worse.... do consult Musculoskeletal Physio/Orthopadician....and avoid self medication. Regards & take care.
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Dr. Saurabh Bhalla
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Several reasons for your pain. I recommend you to get an X-ray done to make sure that you do not have a calcaneal spur . It is just Plantar fasciitis. one more thing that i ll suggest you is to make sure you don't wear a shoe which has (1) heels and (2) HARD INSOLE. If any of the case is there you may change to a running shoe which is comfortable and also absorbs the shock (Skechers GoWalk3 , Nike Free, Reebok twistform, etc..) or in case FORMAL shoe is a choice you may buy a size bigger and add a SILICON INSOLE which offers good padding on heel area. and If your pHysiotherapy only included hotpack and stretching you have missed a lot. i recommend you go to some better physio.
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Find a suitable footwear modification and also a Better Physio. and foremost Get an X-ray Done
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Dr. Thomas Jefferson (PT)
Physiotherapist 18 yrs exp Coimbatore
Consult an ortho surgeon for the same. 
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Dr. Priyank Vashi (PT)
Clinical Physiotherapist 11 yrs exp Surat
There are many reasons for it but for now you can change your footwear, wear footwear which has soft cushion inside, don't exert yourself, keep ankle in hot water bucket for 10 to 15 mins, mild calf stretching exercises.
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