Re: Painful swollen ankles
Just reading your post. I don't know if you've considered this or not, but my story is about 3 months ago my knees became painful in the mornings, particularly when I walked up and down the stairs. I took no real notice, just thought it was one of those things. After about a month, my ankles started swelling up and I developed hard red, very sore lumps on the side of my feet, I was in agony and had to take a week off work as I couldn't walk very well, or put my shoes on. After a week, I went back to my GP, and as she didn't know what was wrong so she sent me to see a Rhematologist (I went privately, as I couldn't wait for a NHS appointment). He diagnosed me immediately with Erythema Nodosum, which is a condition that may be a marker for a more serious underlying condition, such as TB or Sardicosis. My feet and ankles have gone down and are fine now, but I am still having blood tests done, as some of them are still coming back abnormal. After reading your story, I just wondered if your swollen ankles etc could be the same thing?