Sports Medicine/Ankle or foot pain


QUESTION: I am not sure how to explain this but I will do the best that I can.....

I have pain right under my ankle bone when I move my foot in either direction.  It is right in between the ankle and the ligament that goes to the foot if that makes any sense.  What could be the problem?  I have been having this pain for more than 2 months already.....

To me it feels like a ligament or a nerve but im not a doctor....

ANSWER: Hi Charles, without your age, history of injury, etc., we're really guessing. Sounds like posterior tibial tendon problem, but the best advice would be to see a podiatrist or your Dr. & get evaluated to get diagnosis. Activity level is another question mark. If no medical concerns, stomach, ulcers, allergies to ibuprophen, you might try 2pills 2-3/day after meals for 5-10 days as antiinflammatory along with no "extra activities"like running etc & see how it responds. Question remains-- strain?, tendonitis?... What is it?-- best to be examined.. Hope this helps & it will if you follow through.  Good luck, Dr. Bob Weil

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QUESTION: Im 33 years old.  I have never had any type of injury to my feet.

My activity level is pretty low actually being the fact that I was hurt at work and given restrictions for another condition.


Same advice Charles, plus make sure you're not in worn out, non supportive shoes, & get eval. Foot mechanics, like flat feet or high arches could be related. Often, physical therapy & orthotics are helpful... Do the ibuprophen & get checked.. Dr. Weil

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Diagnosis & treatment & PREVENTION of foot & foot related lower extremity sports related problems. Indications & uses of prescription in shoe orthotics. Foot, ankle functional exercises for injury prevention & enhanced performance. Specific specialty in orthotic use in figure skating & hockey. Access to all topics re sports medicine at radio shows & articles re "the physical & mental challenges of the high performance youth athlete.


Podiatry Management Magazine, 9/10/10, "Hitting the Airwaves- this podiatrist uses his own radio show to promote Podiatry Podiatry Management Mag-6/-7/2010, "Figure Skating, Olympic Gold, & Podiatry Lower Extremity Review,7/2012, Pediatric Obesity weighs on Bones & Joints Numerous articles,"the sports doctor"- listed news articles 3 years of weekly radio shows, "the sports doctor", listed shows

BA degree science Univ. Louisville, Doctor Podiatric Medicine, Scholls College Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Ill.

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Treated many athletes in all sports, tennis- John McEnroe, Tracy Austin, numerous members of 85 Super Bowl Bears Evan Lysacek, 2010 men's Olympic Gold Medal figure skating champion.

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