Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I'm having an issue with the skin on my ankles. Several

Customer Question
I'm having an issue...

I'm having an issue with the skin on my ankles.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?

Several years now. The skin turned very white and feels like its tearing when my feet are flexed. Also the skin has gotten red and bumpy on the back of my heels and the inside ankle bone.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I went to wound care 4 years ago and my feet haven't been the same since. I'm very healthy except for a continueing bout with cellulitis.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 3 hours by:
3/7/2018
Doctor: Sumanth Amperayani, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago
Sumanth Amperayani
Sumanth Amperayani, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 1,121
Experience: Consultant Pediatrician at Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital
Verified

Hi...Welcome to Just Answer. I am Dr. Sumanth Amperayani and I am here to help you today. I have 13 years of experience in the field of Health Care at a tertiary care referral hospital in Chennai, India. I will do my level best to alleviate your health concern. I am currently reviewing your question.

Skin conditions are best diagnosed and treated after seeing them directly. May I request you to upload some images so that I can guide you better please.

Kind regards ***** ***** Sumanth Amperayani

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Family Physician Your Own Question
Family Physician
Family Physician
Family Physician, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 2,592
2,592 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Family Physician is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,788 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

18,060 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,284 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor

14,060 satisfied customers

MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
What is a high Midcell Percent of 14.3(h) I had a worse bout
I had a worse bout with asthma, lately and I am broke out on my skin and forehead and bumps inside my bot***** *****p.no fever, but lots of itch and rashes. … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,217 satisfied customers
I can't sleep as I've had a open wound on the inside of my
Hi, I can't sleep as I've had a open wound on the inside of my right heel. I was going to a wound care specialist for over a year now until they messed up and they dug a bigger, deeper hole right unde… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
8,567 satisfied customers
I have combat wounds of both legs and feet. There is an open
I have combat wounds of both legs and feet. There is an open wound still on the outside of my left ankle that has been very difficult to deal with, still open. I have also had three bouts of celluliti… read more
DIEGO BONILLA
DIEGO BONILLA
304 satisfied customers
Dr., As you know my drainage hole has closed. The area
Dr. David, As you know my drainage hole has closed. The area around it is getting spongy (swollen????). Does that make me more likely to get cellulitis? I think it does.… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,217 satisfied customers
Dr. Love, I am still worrying about the pink area right
Dr. Love, I am still worrying about the pink area right below the scar and above the drain hole. As you can see it wasn't there on May 26. But it has been there ever since my last round of cellulitis.… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
18,060 satisfied customers
Have pain in right side of right foot. No swelling. Below
have pain in right side of right foot. No swelling. Below ankle. feels better when no pressure on it. Standing, walking causes intense pain.… read more
Pauline
Pauline
Doctor
Bachelor Degree
776 satisfied customers
I've read everything online that I can find to figure out
I've read everything online that I can find to figure out what's wrong with my heel. It actually feels like maybe a small piece of glass is lodge into the BACK of my heel. Bone Spur? Planters wart? Do… read more
Pauline
Pauline
Doctor
Bachelor Degree
776 satisfied customers
The backs of both my heels are sore and tender to touch for
the backs of both my heels are sore and tender to touch for many years nows and there are little white bumps under the skin .I can't wear flat shoes very long as it gets more painful ..I was told year… read more
Dr Basu
Dr Basu
Physician
Doctoral Degree
11,307 satisfied customers
I'm a 56 year old women in pretty good health but have now
I'm a 56 year old women in pretty good health but have now had 2 bouts of cellulitis this year. One in March and another one the first of July. The first one was pretty scary and I was quite ill from … read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
16,284 satisfied customers
I rolled my ankle. It sweeled up and eventually went down.
I rolled my ankle. It sweeled up and eventually went down. There is no swelling at present but the pain is still severe. The inside of my ankle is still sensetive to touch. If I bend my toes forward o… read more
Dr.Sawhney
Dr.Sawhney
Post-Doctoral Degree
6,533 satisfied customers
I reciently found out i have bone spurs on my heals. i also
i reciently found out i have bone spurs on my heals. i also have lots of pain, redness and swelling on the inside of my arches. could this also be caused from spurs and what can i do for some relief a… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
7,795 satisfied customers
I have COPD, went to dr on Monday. He gave me sample of
I have COPD, went to dr on Monday. He gave me sample of Advair 500/50 to do 2xday. and predasone 20mg a day. I started having cramps in my feet, bottom of my feet hurt, got up this morning, left foot … read more
Dr Abby
Dr Abby
Family Physician
MD
3 satisfied customers
At lunch I felt that my ankle was beginning to hurt. I
At lunch I felt that my ankle was beginning to hurt. I looked at it and it was swollen Inside of ankle). then the pain began to intensify. After lunch I had a very painful ankle when ever I walked on … read more
Dr. Brims
Dr. Brims
U.S. Licensed Physician
Doctoral Degree
5,047 satisfied customers
7 weeks ago everything was fine, then I woke up with
7 weeks ago everything was fine, then I woke up with unbearable pain in my left foot. It progressed through the day and evening, then next morning, hubby had to take me to a foot clinic. Doc there was… read more
FamilyMD
FamilyMD
Doctoral Degree
396 satisfied customers
2 years ago, I had a very bad wound on the inside of the
2 years ago, I had a very bad wound on the inside of the left leg, which turned out to be infected - I was treated for a wound but not the infection. It turned out to be celulitis (according to my Drs… read more
Dr. Sophie :: Medicine &amp; Neurology
Dr. Sophie :: Medicine & Neurology
Neurologist
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,832 satisfied customers
I have swollen feet and ankles. Both are getting red which
I have swollen feet and ankles. Both are getting red which means there's an infection. I had this happen to me twice before and couldn't never figure how my feet and ankles get so swollen. Once doctor… read more
Dr. Sophie :: Medicine &amp; Neurology
Dr. Sophie :: Medicine & Neurology
Neurologist
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,832 satisfied customers
Two weeks ago, I woke up scratching a spot on my ankle area.
Two weeks ago, I woke up scratching a spot on my ankle area. After a day or two I thought it might be the beginnings of a ringworm. But it never turned red, just got tissue paper thin skin. and itched… read more
Dr. Natasha
Dr. Natasha
7,913 satisfied customers
I recently took a tap class with new shoes. It was really
I recently took a tap class with new shoes. It was really intense and I only stopped when the sides of feet below my ankle started bleeding. It has been 3 days now and instead of healing, the sores se… read more
Dr. Sophie :: Medicine &amp; Neurology
Dr. Sophie :: Medicine & Neurology
Neurologist
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,832 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x