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Pain in lower leg and ankle

Posted by Sheri M. on 8/15/02 at 17:28 (092598)

I am 41yrs old and just this summer started having pain in my lower left leg on the outside of the leg.This is a burnning pain that comes on when i have been on my feet for a while and goes away with a few min rest only to return again.I am flat footed and also have weak ankles my left ankle hurts along with this pain i get.Just to liedown and rotate my ankles there is pain in my ankles.Can you give me any snswers?Thank you!

Re: Pain in lower leg and ankle

Lynette E. on 8/15/02 at 17:34 (092599)

I have that same pain except it's mostly in my lower left ankle. The pain is very intense if I have to step off of a bus or constantly walk down steps. Is there any type of treatment to help out? I'm anxious for a reply to this question. Thanks

Re: Pain in lower leg and ankle

SonnyK on 8/15/02 at 18:43 (092609)

I have flat feet also and have been diagnosed with Tarsel Tunnel Syndrome. I had surgery one year ago August 13.I was told that my flat feet were a cause of the TTS. I saw an orthopedic surgeon and had an EMG that showed the 'blocked' nerve. With my flat feet, the ankles roll in (over-pronate) and 'press' on the nerve. (To put it simply) I have custom orthotics (inserts) to wear to give me arch support. Every situation is different....do some searching on Tarsel Tunnel and see a Doctor. Good Luck!

Re: Pain in lower leg and ankle

LynetteE on 8/16/02 at 11:23 (092663)

I went to the emergency room last night and was told that I have Achilles Tendonitis. The doctor wrapped an ace bandage around my ankle and put one of those ortho-shoes on my right foot. I'm going to see an orthopedic doctor next week hopefully.

Re: Pain in lower leg and ankle

Lynette E. on 8/15/02 at 17:34 (092599)

I have that same pain except it's mostly in my lower left ankle. The pain is very intense if I have to step off of a bus or constantly walk down steps. Is there any type of treatment to help out? I'm anxious for a reply to this question. Thanks

Re: Pain in lower leg and ankle

SonnyK on 8/15/02 at 18:43 (092609)

I have flat feet also and have been diagnosed with Tarsel Tunnel Syndrome. I had surgery one year ago August 13.I was told that my flat feet were a cause of the TTS. I saw an orthopedic surgeon and had an EMG that showed the 'blocked' nerve. With my flat feet, the ankles roll in (over-pronate) and 'press' on the nerve. (To put it simply) I have custom orthotics (inserts) to wear to give me arch support. Every situation is different....do some searching on Tarsel Tunnel and see a Doctor. Good Luck!

Re: Pain in lower leg and ankle

LynetteE on 8/16/02 at 11:23 (092663)

I went to the emergency room last night and was told that I have Achilles Tendonitis. The doctor wrapped an ace bandage around my ankle and put one of those ortho-shoes on my right foot. I'm going to see an orthopedic doctor next week hopefully.