I wonder if anyone else has experienced anything like what I will describe below as well as what you've done for relief. About a week before Christmas I woke with terrible pain on the outide (left lateral) of my ankle. There was slight pain when I walked, however, when my leg was relaxed my ankle throbbed so much that I was taking ibuprofen. Stairs were a challenge since the pain was exacerbated when going both up and down. The worst pain was when I crossed my right leg over my left to either put on my sock or tie my shoe. My wife suggested the doctor and then the emergency room, which I refused since I didn't want to screw up the holidays. On Christmas morning, the pain suddenly was gone and I felt perfect. Fast forward to two and a half weeks later and I was awoken at 2 AM in the morning by sharp pains in my right foot. It took 4 ibuprofen and about three hours before I was able to fall asleep because of the pain. I endured the discomfort for a day and then saw the doctor. My symptoms really puzzled him. He ordered an arterial doppler for my foot (blood flow was normal) and an x-ray (beginning osteoarthritis); the amount of pain was considered unusual for osteoarthritis with the end result being "Take Alleve." Can anyone offer suggestions? Thanks to all.
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