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Unread 11-04-2003, 08:37 PM
Swollen ankle - what could this be?

For the past few days, I've been having a really hard time with my left leg. It started Friday night, after I walked for over 2 hours, trick or treating with the kids. At that time, the arthritis in my knee flared so badly that I was having a hard time walking.

It was still bad on Sunday, so I decided to wear a wollen knee support that realieves such arthritic flare ups. I was doing ok, until my leg started to feel heavy, this afternoon. When I checked, to my horror, my ankle and foot were extremely swollen: 2 or 3 times their normal size.

I immedietally removed the knee support, thinking it might have been too tight, and put my feet up. That was around 2 pm.

It's now 10:30 and the swelling is down, a bit. But the ankle is still twice it's notmal size, is sore and feels hot. I plan to head to the ER, should it still be like this tommorrow morning: I'm a bit scared.

What could be causing this? Could it be the arthritis flaring? It's never done that before!!
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Unread 11-04-2003, 09:27 PM
Swollen ankle - what could this be?

(((Dany))) it does sound like the knee support might have been restricting the circulation in your lymphatic system, especially since it was the same leg (at least that's what I understood you to say). I think the lymphatic drainage is compromised in many of us during the hyst anyway, I know that even when my hormones are feeling really good otherwise I still have some ankle swelling all the time. For me, putting my feet up for a while helps quite a lot.

If it doesn't go down after keeping your feet up, I agree, you need to have it checked out. Feel better soon!

s,
-Linda
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Unread 11-05-2003, 04:33 PM
Swollen ankle - what could this be?

Dany, How's the leg and ankle? Did you go to the ER? I'm hoping everything is okay.
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Unread 11-05-2003, 04:50 PM
Swollen ankle - what could this be?

Dany;
If you have been on your feet for a long period, plus you have tied the bandage too tight, that might do the swelling. I hope you are in good health otherwise, because swollen ankles can also be a precurser to heart problems. Check with your dr. if the problem persists.

Beate
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Unread 11-05-2003, 06:12 PM
Swollen ankle - what could this be?

Thanks for the info, (((Linda))) and (((Beate)))). I think it might have been a combination of the bandage being on for too long: it wasn't too tight, because it's a sleeve-type support bandage and it's just the right size for me. But having it on for the most part of three days was too much!!

Removing the support, resting and keeping my foot up as much as possible did reduce the swelling: this morning, it was practically back to normal.

However, I know it's also the arthritis acting up: the ankle is back to being swollen tonight, though not as much. And it hurst and it's red. Guess I'll have to stock up on the Celebrex again

Oh, btw, what really freaked me out was that I wasn't standing: I have a sit-down job.

Oh, and Beate, possible heart problems was the first thing that came to mind since it's rampant in my family.
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