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   Posted 3/25/2009 1:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Im used to fibro- im used to CFS, so i am used to the pains, aches, fire in muscles and joints.
However, the pain i am experiencing in my right ankle is outright bizarre. it feels exactly as though i have injured it, like a twist or a severe sprain, but i havent done this. my ankle is simply sore for no good reason. its bad enough to hamper my mobility. it hurts to walk, to drive- even in bed it just ACHES.
has anyone else had acute ankle pain? ive had pretty much all the other joints seize up on me and pain me greatly, but never my ankle. it really feels like a sprain, like i rolled it, but i didnt. its getting worse.
any answers welcome,
Maz XX
            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T and Upper respiratory tract infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD,  IBS, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
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   Posted 3/25/2009 2:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I havent personally experience this, but last year my best friend did, and she couldnt remember for the life of her doing anything to hurt her ankle. I took her to the urgent care where they did an xray, but found nothing wrong. She was upset cause they said they couldnt help her, and just offered her pain meds, which she got mad, she's the sort of person that wants to be fixed and not have a bandaid. And because of her weight she couldnt use crutches, so she had a very tough time for quite a while before it went away. And til this day she could never figure out what happened, whatever it was bad!! She also suffers from fibro, but I dont think this has anything to do with it, maybe it just weakens are muscles or something, so when we do something simple, we actually end up spraining ourselves....sorry I couldnt be of more help.

26 year old Female , single mother of 2 kids, on SSI for migraines, pain, pancreas issues
All the things broken with me: Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Chronic lower back pain that causes severe pain/numbness/tingling especially to my left leg, Genetic Pancreatic Divisum that causes chronic pancreatitas, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic attacks
Prescription Meds:Suboxone 24mgs daily, Cymbalta 60mg nightly, Lyrica 50mgs nightly, Imitrex as needed, Ibprofen 800 twice daily, Zanaflex as needed, Ventolin as needed for asthma attacks, Advair twice daily
Over the conter meds: Benadryl nightly for itching due to meds (not sure which one yet),
Surgeries: Gallbladder removed at 15 years old, 2 ERCPs, stent put in pancreas, countless upper GI scopes, Bartholin gland opened permanetly due to recurring painful cysts
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Wishful thinking: to not be in pain!!!

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   Posted 3/25/2009 3:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Maz,
I suffer from ankle pain.  It drives me nuts.  Right now its my left ankle, it feels like it needs a good crack but it doesn't crack.
Last week I had a massage and my mass. therapist worked on stretching it and it did help. 
My feet and ankles are one of my big complaint areas.  I get cramps in my toes, feet and ankles alot and it makes getting around pretty difficult.  I do the stretches recommended on Fibro 101.. they help but I find if I sit for long periods my feet cramp up pretty bad.  Driving for long periods is horrible, because when I get out to the car I can barely move.
My advice is .. keep stretching it.  If you sit in a chair hold your leg out and rotate it.  Another one that helps is taking a towel or stretching band and pull it toward your body.. hold it for a few second.. release and repeat as many times as you can.  It might help strengthen it.
Hope your pain lets up.
Take care,
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 3/25/2009 4:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Maz,

First off we don't have to have a good reson for something new to crop up. One morning I got up and could bare.y stand the pain in my ankle. Yes, it was fibro as I had absolutely nothing to attribute it to. Like all my pain it gradually moved to another spot. This moving of pain is the most bizarre thing I have ever seen.

I am with the Panda. She and I share the same problem with feet, toes, etc. The car ride is a death sentence for me. Did you go on a long ride??? I am trying to be religious with the stretching and it is helping. After driving in the NH mountains to the airport for 3 hours then on a plane I nearly died. This morn' I am slightly better but it had to be the traveling!!!!

So hope it improves,


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   Posted 3/25/2009 5:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I too have the horrid ankle pain. No good reason and bam I can't move my ankle at all. Doc's don't seem to get the traveling pain issue. Physical therapists don't at least. They want to know where my pain is right then and work on that. Well gee right now it could be my right now and in a half hour it could be that and my mid back and pinky finger. They look at me like I am nuts when I say the pain moves around. You are not crazy that your ankle hurts. A lot of us have pains that can not be explained for any good reason.
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   Posted 3/25/2009 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   

LOL.. Moon .. it's the Traveling Pain Show!!! That's what I always call it.  My sister and I were discussing the traveling pain issue just yesterday.  I can't agree more!!  Its baffling!!

Patsie.. Nope I haven't been on the road, but I will be for just a short trip to Layfayette IN (3 hours in the car), (Purdue), to visit my neice in about a month.  I can't do the whole trip without stopping a couple of times.. I can always count on a potty stop and if I don't get out of the car about every hour my feet start cramping up too much to drive.. isn't that just pathetic!!  I don't envy your trip from NH.. That kind of traveling is totally agonizing.. but worth it cause you got to see your kids!!!

Maz.. Hope you're feeling a little better today!!

Take care,

Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
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   Posted 3/25/2009 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I wonder if there could be a little bit of arthritis going on. Though it feels like a joint, it could be from muscles and tendons getting too tight. I too think that the stretching could help. I take celebrex for joint pain though and it seems to help.

I hope that you feel better soon Maz. Iknow that you have been struggling with everything.

Take care my friend,

Hugs, Karen
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/25/2009 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been having this same type of pain, I thought it was simply because I had injured it as a teenager. Recently, I've been treating it like a sprain though.
I hope you get to feeling better, Maz.
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