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Old 08-16-2011, 03:40 PM   #1
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Unhappy Edema/ankle swelling

My leg and foot started swelling back in April.My doctor gave me some pills to make me urinate more to make the swelling go down.Yes,the pills made me urinate alot but my swelling was still there.Next visit he gave me an anti-inflamation pill.Still,no results.I went back 2 weeks ago and he gave me a stronger inflamation pill.In the last few days my outer ankle has swollen so bad I can bareley walk.It's so bad my foot is curled inward and I can only walk on the outer part of my foot.I know when I go back to my doctor he's probly going to give me stronger pills.Anyone out there know why my ankle is so swollen? Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Edema/ankle swelling

hi - if you have not injured your ankle or foot then it could be related to diabetes. If your doctor is not resolving the problem for you , see another one or go to hospital. I would.
Hope it gets better soon

 
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Re: Edema/ankle swelling

Has it been xrayed?

 
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Has it been xrayed?
No,it has not.What would that show?
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Re: Edema/ankle swelling

"hi - if you have not injured your ankle or foot then it could be related to diabetes. If your doctor is not resolving the problem for you , see another one or go to hospital. I would."
So would I.
If you've had this since April and are a diabetic, I would defintely be seeing another doctor.

X-rays can be important for what they DON'T show, mostly fractures.
Stress fractures can happen WITHOUT injury or trauma.

 
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"hi - if you have not injured your ankle or foot then it could be related to diabetes. If your doctor is not resolving the problem for you , see another one or go to hospital. I would."
So would I.
If you've had this since April and are a diabetic, I would defintely be seeing another doctor.

X-rays can be important for what they DON'T show, mostly fractures.
Stress fractures can happen WITHOUT injury or trauma.
Really? It just seems like the ankle swelling happened overnight.I was walking fine one day,went to sleep,and woke up hobbling.I do remember when I was doing some mild foot exercises,stretching,rotating,I do recall feeling a crunching/moving feeling in my foot and ankle.

My problem from going to the hospital is I don't have insurance,am unemployed,and hoping they won't keep me there.
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