Lately I have noticed when I take off my socks that I have slight reddish indentions where they were, this also happens at my underwear. My feet and ankles dont look swollen as I have rather skinny and bony legs. I dont have any symptoms and my blood pressure is averaging about 115/75 with a pulse of 63 and I feel fine. Is this something or am I maybe just being paranoid.
I used to get the same thing only my feet, ankles and sometime calves get heavy and puffy too. The sock dents would take a few hours to smooth out. I switched to socks for diabetics. They're so comfortable and the elastic part around the top doesn't squeeze so tightly but the socks stay up pretty well. I'm trying to remember who makes them. Possibly Dr. Scholls. I just know where to find them in the sock section. I've only seen black and white though.
My ankles arent swollen at all, you can see the bone and touch it and there is nothing but skin in between, like I'm touching the bone itself so I guess there is no fluid there. Also my kids and dad all have marks when they take theirs off too. Guess it is normal.
Sounds pretty normal to me. True edema is caused by vascular insufficiencies resulting in inadequate peripheral blood flow. Causes include occlusion of vessels by atherosclerotic plaques, thrombi, or emboli; damaged, diseased, or intrinsically weak vascular walls and heavy smoking. Signs of vascular insufficiency include pale or mottled skin over the affected area; swelling of an extremity; absent or reduced sensation; tingling; diminished sense of temperature; muscle pain, such as intermittent claudication in the calf; and, in advanced disease, ulcers and atrophy of muscles in the involved extremity. Diagnosis may be made by comparing peripheral pulses in contralateral extremities or by angiography, plethysmography, ultrasonography, and skin temperature tests. Treatment of vascular insufficiency may include a diet low in saturated fats, moderate exercise, sleeping on a firm mattress, avoidance of tobacco products, proper standing or sitting posture, elevation of the involved extremity, use of a vasodilating drug, and, if indicated, repair of an arteriovenous fistula or aneurysm or bypass surgery.
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