Causes And Ways To Deal With The Ankle Until The Calf Hurts?
Hello doctor, I’m a 24-year-old woman. I weigh 59kg and height 147cm. It’s been 4 days that my ankles are swollen and very painful to walk on. To go down stairs it’s very painful in the back of the ankle to the calf. When pressed it also hurts. Swelling near the ankle. The beginning is only the right side that hurts. Now the left one too but not as swollen the right one. I also took a muscle pain reliever before going to sleep and it didn’t have any effect. Compress with ice cubes is also very new but continue to be given oil / rubbing cream for muscles. I wonder why? Do I have to see a doctor or just call a massage therapist?
Hello Bernadeth, thank you for asking.
Swelling in the feet can be caused by abnormalities that are local or systemic. Human blood vessels consist of arteries and veins. Arteries that supply blood to each tissue. After that, blood from the tissue will re-enter the vein. If there is a blockage that obstructs the backflow from the leg veins back to the heart, then the plasma fluid can leak out of the blood vessels causing swelling.
In addition, blocked lymphatic flow can also cause swelling. Even poor heart pumping can cause backflow of blood to be blocked, causing swelling. Kidney disorders may also cause swelling. Other causes include injury, irritation or inflammation in the area of the foot that causes swelling.
Some examples of conditions you might experience:
Joint and bone injuries due to work, accidents, sports, abnormal body weight, or other causes.
Joint inflammation due to gout, autoimmune conditions, or other causes.
Deep vein thrombosis.
Blood clotting disorders.
Static position for too long.
You should consult with your doctor first to find the root of the problem. The doctor may need to do a blood sample analysis to help establish the diagnosis. X-rays may also be needed to look for local injuries and inflammation.
In the meantime, try to wear comfortable footwear. Don't stand or sit static for too long. Don't hang the leg for too long. Do light stretches to help blood flow back.
Hope you find a solution soon. Regards.