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Posted by: Chocolate | 2009/05/12

Mum' s painful ankles

Hi Doc,

My mum will be 63 yrs old this August. She sometimes suffers with very painful ankles especially at night. She sometimes can' t even sleep as they become so painful. We just apply some ointment &  some pressure to help relieve the pain a little. What could it be/ What can we do to help her? Thanks.

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Dear Chocolate

It is important to find out why your mom's ankles are hurting in the first place. There may be a foot alignment issue or possibly some sort of tendon problem that needs to be addressed. I suggest going to a podiatrist, getting an accurate diagnosis so it can be properly treated.

Regards
Chris

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