Was mowing yard,sudden onset severe ankle burning pain on top of foot and front of ankle.
Thanks for your question. I would like to ask few questions from you. any swelling arround the ankle? any discoloration there? history of diabetes?
No ankle swelling or redness. I was only mowing for about 10 minutes, not difficult. My ankles started burning on the top of the foot and ankle not in the back. Then the muscles just in that area hurt so bad I couldn't finish I had to sit down. THe pain is relieved with rest. Nothing else in history except controlled hypertension and gerd. Also I quit smoking a few months ago and gaine about 12 lbs. Got 2 pounds off but still very overweight. Hope that helps
Thanks for your details. Just to clear these symptoms are on both ankles? your age please?
On both ankles at the same time. I am 57 female.
I'm sorry, I almost forgot. I just started taking zocor(simvistatin) about a week and a half ago.
Thanks for your details. This is related to my field of speciality. There is a strong possibility that you are having these symptoms because of zocor as a side effects of that medication. Muscle tenderness, joint pains and burning is a common side effect of this medicine. You may also find these side effects in the literature provided with this medicine. The other important possibilities whic must be ruled out areHigh uric acid levelsHypreglycemia (high glucose levels)Calcium imbalanceI would like to recommend these tests for youFasting blood sugar levelsSerum uric acid levelsSerum calcium levelsI will suggest you to discuss these possibilities with your doctor and try to replace zocor with another group of medicine because there is high possibility that you are having these symptoms due to that. I can give the possibilities here because exact diagnosis is not possible without examination.Best of luck and keep in touchRegardsDr. Amir Javed
Master of Internal medicine & Gastroenterology with six years of experience (London). MBBS