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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Pain in Both Ankles

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced pain in both ankles. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Ankle Arthritis

    Arthritis of the ankle is a degenerative joint disorder occurring in the ankle. It presents with joint pain and stiffness that is typically worse with activity.

    Arthritis is considered irreversible, but symptoms can be effectively managed with treatment. Newer, more effective treatment options have become available in recent years.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    swollen ankle, swollen foot, joint stiffness, pain in one ankle, ankle stiffness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers. RA is an autoimmune disorder, meaning that it is caused by the immune system incorrectly attacking the joints when it shouldn't.

    RA is a chronic disease which requires lifelong control.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, joint pain, muscle aches, daytime sleepiness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Familial Hypercholesterolemia

    Familial hypercholesterolemia is a genetic disorder that causes LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels to be very high. The condition begins at birth and can cause heart attacks at an early age.

    Chronic but controllable

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    swollen achilles, achilles tendon pain
    Symptoms that never occur with familial hypercholesterolemia:
    achilles tendon pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  4. 4.Psoriatic Arthritis

    Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. Some people who have psoriasis also get a form of arthritis (inflammation and swelling of joints) called psoriatic arthritis.

    This type of arthritis can be managed with treatment, and permanent damage can be prevented. However, the underlying cause (psoriasis) is currently incurable.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shoulder pain, lower back pain, joint pain, upper back pain, hip pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Charcot Arthropathy of the Ankle

    Charcot Arthropathy of the foot is a syndrome where patients with numbness of their feet, which can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions such as diabetes, develop weakening of the bones in the foot and ankle. Thus they may have fractures and dislocations of the bones and joints that occur with little trauma.

    Healing may require several months.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    joint pain, constant ankle swelling, pain in one ankle, swollen ankle, painful ankle swelling
    Symptoms that always occur with charcot arthropathy of the ankle:
    warm red ankle swelling, constant ankle swelling
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Gout

    Gout is a form of arthritis that causes sudden pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint. The big toe is often affected.

    With proper medical attention, relief is possible within the first 24 hours of treatment.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    swollen toes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pain in Both Ankles

  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.What is your body mass?
  • Q.Is your ankle able to move in all directions like it used to?
  • Q.Look closely at your eyes in the mirror. Do you see a white, grayish ring around the colored part of your eyes?

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Pain in Both Ankles Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced pain in both ankles have also experienced:

    • 4% Swollen Ankles
    • 3% Fatigue
    • 2% Back Pain
  • People who have experienced pain in both ankles had symptoms persist for:

    • 33% Over a Month
    • 26% Less Than a Week
    • 21% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced pain in both ankles were most often matched with:

    • 42% Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • 42% Familial Hypercholesterolemia
    • 14% Ankle Arthritis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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