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Strong sharp pain in left ankle not allowing me to sleep,

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Strong sharp pain in left ankle not allowing me to sleep , pain started approx. 2000hrs on Sunday night I do suffer from Gout, high BP & Cholesterol, am currently taking medication to control these conditions, additionally have not had a Gout attack for
several months
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David
if you have a history of gout in the past, this new ankle pain now could be another gout attack
you need blood testing of your uric acid levels to check for gout.
the ankle pain could also be due to arthritis or tendonitis or even in rare cases DVT or deep venous thrombosis blood clots in the ankle which can cause swelling and pain.