I have loosely talked to my physician about this stuff, but I want to find out from others how they feel.
I am 30, was a cheerleader for about 8 years total. I can't say my profession, but let's say I have been working on my feet lifting pushing and pulling on things for about 10 years. I have had a broken right ankle and two back surgeries, resulting in a lumbar fusion three years ago.
Is this how arthritis feels? when I get off the couch after sitting say, cross legged for some time, it is painful to uncurl myself. My knees, ankles and hips hurt and it takes a minute to stretch out. Once I am fully extended, I am okay. Maybe a little sore. It goes away. My elbows, neck, and wrists are the same.
THe other question:
The tib/fib fracture was ten years ago. About a month ago my achilles tendon area, and inside the foot somewhere (at the ankle joint) started to hurt, quite badly in fact. I had some swelling at the tendon-couldn't bear much weight when going down stairs, couldn't get my heels on. I saw my doc and she said it has been ten years, and sounds like I have some arthritis. My xray was unremarkable. (pins are in place, no new fracture). Last summer I did twist my foot badly-I thought I rebroke it and the ankle area feels like it was an old injury as like the summer (bruised it badly). It has been five weeks. I still have some pain even though I have been taking motrin about every four hours. Anyway, to me, I have always had arthritis-is this a different type? I have to ice it which sometimes makes it hurt more to move it-I am kinda tired of it. Unless I wear tennis shoes, it flares. I thought it was done but came back today. Should I seek a CT? or is this just good ole arthritis? Even in soft tissue????
HOpe it made sense