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Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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Woke up with severe pain in my left ankle. Fine when I went

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Woke up with severe pain in my left ankle. Fine when I went to bed. 72 years old. Never had something like this.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.
I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.
A sudden severe pain warrant a need to rule out a vascular problem (problems of arteries and / or veins). A colored doppler study of the arteries and vein is necessary so you should consider going to ER, so a blood clot is ruled out.
A sudden muscle or ligament injury are rare; unless you have history of unaccustomed activity in last 2-3 days, which may cause delayed symptoms. It may also cause stress fracture due to osteoporosis in your age group.
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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
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