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I have tenderness to the touch just above my right ankle on

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I have tenderness to the touch just above my right ankle on the inside of my lower right leg
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Customer: There is no lump but it feels a little swollen
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

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Since when are your symptoms?

Was there any unaccustomed activity?

Is there redness?

Is walking painful?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Discoloration in area and a little discomfort when I walk
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the further information.

I would get a serum uric acid to rule out gout which may be one of the possibilities of the diagnosis. The other cause can be ligament sprain and/or muscle strain.

The management entails;

1) Rest

2) Stretching exercises

3) Ice or ice massage

4) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen (Motrin / Advil) can reduce inflammation and help manage pain.

5) Whirlpool, phonophoresis, iontophoresis, and ultrasound; done in physical therapy centers.

6) Local analgesic cream

A gout would also need specific medications for it.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

Two classes of drugs are available for use as urate-lowering agents in gout (if your uric acid comes out to be high). The first is xanthine oxidase inhibitors, which block metabolic steps in the synthetic pathway of uric acid. Drugs are allopurinol and febuxostat. The other class of drugs are uricosurics, such as probenecid, which act to increase renal (kidney) uric acid secretion. Other uricosurics medicines are sulfinpyrazone and benzbromarone.

Colchicine is taken for the acute attack.

In addition to the standard agents other drugs have been found to have salutary effects on serum uric acid. Vitamin C has shown to have a mild urate-lowering effect at a dose of 500 mg daily. Fenofibrate, losartan or amlodipine have been demonstrated to have mild uricosuric effects.

Following measures will prevent the further attack of gout ;

1) Avoid alcohol and sweetened drinks, preserved fruit juices

2) Plenty of liquids and water

3) Avoid Organ meats, poultry, sea-food

4) Pulses and lentils avoidance

Milk and yogurt are beneficial in the gout. Please see the slide show and dietary measures in this resource;

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