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Swelling and numbness of the ankle, nagging pain in the hip

A Message from Anna:

Hello. About a year ago I started swelling right foot near the ankle on the inner side. Added a nagging pain in her hip. Then it became better. But after a month the problem came back: severe swelling of the ankle on the inner side, sometimes numbness, is the leg as if hot, then cold. During long walks, the load hurt the foot, sometimes the knee.

somewhere 3-4 days was severe piercing sharp pain throughout the leg (as by electric current). Sometimes a sore lower back.

MRI of the lumbar spine: dorsal disc protrusion L5-S1, small hernia Shmorlja bodies L1 and L2 vertebrae. MRI of the thoracic: primary spondylosis. The neurologist said that he needed a massage, manual therapy. Is this enough? Thank you.


Hello Anna. I would like to learn in detail the medical history. Pain and swelling in the ankle can be due to sprain. Have you had any injuries or povertyline ankle?

described By the clinic, one can assume a violation of the venous outflow from the deep veins of the leg. Whether there are no varicose veins?

During prolonged walking pain in the foot and sometimes the knee. If we assume pinching the nerve root in the lumbosacral spine, should be a few other symptoms:

  • Pain in the lumbar region radiating to the perineum and lower limbs
  • With compression S1 is very sore gluteal region. Over time the pain intensified. Down to the toe area of the foot, they can only in cases of severe infringement of nerve fibers
  • In moderate cases of the disease the pain gradually sink to the knee. The primary pain in the foot may occur due to arthrosis, arthritis of toes.

There are no data On MRI for severe impairment of the nerve roots. Protrusion of L5-S1 can not form swollen ankles.

Thus, we believe that the search for the relationship between edema, pain in the ankle and pathology of the spine should not be. The cause of the disease in this situation is different. It is necessary to conduct more thorough examinations to identify these. Desirable consultation of the orthopedist-traumatologist or surgeon.