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I get a lot of pain in my ankle this as been going on for

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Hi I get a lot of pain in my ankle this as been going on for a long time the strange thing is most of the time it happens at night and every time it happens for some reason I get very frustrated down below one of two things happen if my pain killers kick in I'm ok or I end up having to relieve myself this eases the pain briefly then it begins again .It is extremely annoying and can stop me from sleeping please help why does it do this and how can I stop it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
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Microfracture of the bone trabecula can cause persistent pain.
This should be checked with a CT scan of the ankle bones.
The next possibility is likely nerve entrapment at the ankle region.
This can cause chronic pain.
Diagnosis is made by the nerve conduction study.
Next inflammatory arthritis like gout, rheumatoid arthritis for example.
They are diagnosed by the blood tests like sed rate, uric acid level, joint fluid examination if present.
You should consult with a secialist if not done so.
Also what tests have been done so far?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I have sprained my ankle 3 times no but what frustrates me is it always hurts when I am in bed and then it frustrates me down below and I have to relieve my self which can temporarily get rid of the pain

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Ok --ankle sprains can cause damage to the bone, muscle, and nerve around it.
Hence, further evaluation by an orthoepedic surgeron is needed.
An ankle brace or splint can be used to immobilize it at night time.
Also a steroid injection in the joint can be used to reduce the inflammation.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

But why does the pain frustrate me down below and like I said why does having to relieve myself ease the pain

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
This is likely due to the nerve connection.
The nerves are connected at your lower spine at the lumbosacral spine.
So if you also have provlen at the loweer spine like arthritis or herniated disc, that can cause this problem.
Best wishes

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