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I really need some help with this

I am a 27 year old type 1 diabetic with no health insurance. My last A1C was 5.9. I am active and run an average of 25 miles per week. About a month ago I rolled my ankle pretty severely. I took a few weeks off in order to rest accordingly. Exactly 2 days ago I am experiencing a non painful spasm/twitch in the affected ankle that happens every 3 seconds. I have iced and heated the ankle with no success to stop the spasm.
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Hello,
These muscle spasms can be due to dehydration, alterations in the balance of salts in the bloodstream (such as a high or low calcium, sodium or potassium level) or trauma. If it persists then neuropathy(esp in diabetes),hypothyroidism,peripheral vascular disease,nerve compression should be thought of. Take some vitamin B 12 for some days and drink plenty of fluids. If it persists then get the above mentioned causes ruled out.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.





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