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Old 05-25-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
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can anyone help me relieve the pain of swollen ankles, other than resting them theres not much i can do. Im sat down at work most of the day, but i have a burning sensation around my ankles at night, the only thing i can do to ease the pain is wrap a cold wet flannel around them.
Im not walking about all day, i only have to be stood for about half an hour before they start aching and i start limping! is this normal?
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Old 05-25-2005, 01:02 PM   #2
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Re: swollen ankles!

i am 39 weeks and still working as a hairstylist 6 hours in the i can sympathize with you on swollen ankles. warm baths and elevating them above waist level helps the blood flow...that's the only advise i have to give...

Old 05-25-2005, 01:45 PM   #3
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Re: swollen ankles!

Are you elevating your feet at work, if you are sitting I have heard its good to elevate them to avoid some swelling.
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Old 05-25-2005, 02:54 PM   #4
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I work 12 hour days and am on my feet for 11.5 of them. I wore support hose my last pg, which helped some. The I'd go home, soak in a warm bath, and then elevate them. The swelling never completely went away later in the pg, not until my some was born...but it helped.


Old 05-25-2005, 05:25 PM   #5
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Elevate them over your head at night. I prop mine on my head broad. Sitting and elevating does not help when they are that bad. Your boby while sitting is at a ninety degree angle. Even if they are up somewhat there is still that bend. Also cut the regular table salt and switch to sea salt. And make sure your protein intake is at 100 grams a day. I have done this sometimes it helps and sometimes I still have suasages on my ankles. The only thing that works the best is laying on the bed with my feet on the headboard. Funny thing is, is that you can almost see the water go down!! Trust me, works every time and you see it happening.

Old 05-26-2005, 10:58 AM   #6
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Re: swollen ankles!

A big thank you to all who replied, ill try putting them up a bit more, although like a couple of people said, when your working its not always east to put your feet up.(mind my job isn't hairdressing, i do sympathise with you!)

Old 05-26-2005, 11:11 AM   #7
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My ankles swelled really bad because of preeclamsia. I would put those squisy gel ice packs on them and wrap them tight with bandages for 15 mins at a time. It really helps. Keeping them above your heart level is the best thing you can do whenever you have a chance. drink lots of water and lie on you left side to help with blood flow when ever possible

Old 05-28-2005, 09:01 PM   #8
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I agree totally with Worried Mommy...I had the same issue and thats what I did! Also watch your salt intake, it may stop them from being so swollen

Old 05-30-2005, 04:55 PM   #9
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my ankles and feet are so swollen they been this way for 3 days and wont got down. someone told me its a blood clot i hope not and someone else told me its because of a bladder infection but i am nervous and its making me scared. can anyone give me some advice thanks

Old 05-30-2005, 05:38 PM   #10
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Pregnancy is soooo much fun sometimes! In the past week, my ankles have started to swell too. I have tried the elevate the legs thing which does work. The only problem is that is REALLY bad for hearburn, for which you are supposed to keep the top half of the body elevated. This is almost comical. My kid better be cute and really nice after my going through all this!

Old 05-30-2005, 06:15 PM   #11
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Is there anyway to avoid the swelling all together? I sit at work all day and i always try to keep my feet on top of my computer tower. Also, if you are going to get swollen ankles how far into the pregancy did all you woman begin to have this problem?

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