Diagnostic Tests for Ankle pain
Diagnostic Test list for Ankle pain:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Ankle pain
- Physical examination - noting bruising, swelling, deformity, tenderness and reduced range of movement.
- Look for nail changes that suggest psoriasis
- Blood tests
- Full blood count - looking for infection suggesting septic arthritis.
- ESR - looking for inflammation.
- Uric acid - may be elevated in gout.
- Rheumatoid factor
- ANA and ENA antibodies
- CH50 and CH100 , C3, C4
- HLA-B27 can help diagnose or exclude Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, ankylosing Spondylitis
- Viral tests - e.g. rubella , Ross river virus , cytomegalovirus , hepatitis B and HIV.
- Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies - if suspect recent tick bite.
- Stool culture - for bacteria that may cause reactive arthritis.
- Genital (urethral or cervical) swab - if suspect Chlamydia or gonorrhea.
- Radiology investigations
- X-ray of ankle
- Ultrasound - can may assist in detecting blood or fluid accumulation.
- Radionuclide scan - may help detect pathology not found on x-ray; e.g. bone tumors, bone infection or stress fracture.
Home Diagnostic Testing
These home medical tests may be relevant to Ankle pain causes:
- Nerve Neuropathy: Related Home Testing:
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Ankle pain:
The following list of conditions
have 'Ankle pain' or similar
listed as a symptom in our database.
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Conditions listing medical complications: Ankle pain:
The following list of medical conditions have 'Ankle pain'
or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.
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