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Swelling in ankle?
Numbness and tingling sensation in arm?
Lower back pain?
Are you taking any medications?
What is your occupation.
Neck stiffness - yes (but not abnormal)
Ankle Swelling - I think so, but not sure, not major swelling, maybe just inflamed?
Numbness in arm - no numbness, but a tingle
Lower back pain. - yes, (but not abnormal).
Medications - None. An advil or two maybe once a week.
Occupation - photography and video. Which will require carrying heavy stuff sometimes, but again, I don't think of anything that "triggered" it.
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As you describe,neck stiffness,pain in wrist,elbow,tingling sensation in arm suggests the possibility of Cervical radiculopathy.
Cervical radiculopathy is caused by any condition that puts pressure on the nerves where they leave the spinal column. These nerves after passing from neck come to armpit as brachial plexus and then radiating to arms and fingers.Any sort of pressure in pathways of nerves can result in radiating pain,tingling sensation in arms and hands.So you should undergo an MRI/X-Ray examination of the cervical spine ( AP and lateral views) for further evaluation
Apart from this,as you have associated pain in ankle as well so other possible causes may include Tendonitis,Gout.
Gout usually affects small joints in ankle,wrist.
So further bloodwork like CBC,ESR,Serum Uric acid,CRP should be done in your case.
It's good to see an Orthopedist rather than continue with a Chiropractor for a clinical examination for further evaluation and management.
You should continue Advil for next 3 days.
And do gentle massage with muscle relaxant ointment and apply warm compresses on affected area.
Also soak your foot in warm water for 5-10 minutes 2 times a day.
Elevate your leg.
At last,i suggest you to make an appointment with doctor for further evaluation and management.
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