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Painful ankle swelling

My ankles swell with fluid from time to time and become very painful around the achilles tendons. I have had all tests done to rule out major organ problems, e.g congestive heart failure, liver or kidney problems as well as blood clots. I am puzzled by the pain and the on and off symptoms. I have reduced my salt intake also. I do not have high blood pressure. I am an active woman. Thank you!
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my sister suffers from the same thing! It started with her ankles, now her legs and hands swell up too. She has a dr appt with a specialist on Jan 6...
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That has happened to me before.  Well, I never felt pain, but there were a few times this summer when I noticed my ankles were swollen. Of course, DH thought I was crazy, but I swear they were!  It hasn't happened since this summer so I wondered if heat had anything to do with it.  Please update us when you find out something.
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Arthritis maybe?? Rheumatoid Arthritis can cause severe swelling in the joints and surrounding tissue. Taking NSAIDS to reduce swelling? If not, ask doctor about it..
Sorry couldn't be of more help.
--J
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I recently started having swelling in my ankles, the right one is the worst. When I take my sock off it leaves a ring around my ankle and my ankle by the bone is swollen almost double what it should be, my legs up from the circle of the sock ring is swollen too. This is very painful, especially when I wake in the morning and try to walk on them. I feel like I am walking on fractured feet. After a while the pain will get less. I started having burning pain in the right foot between the calcaneos and the achillies tendon off set to the right. I went to the doctor, he seen the swelling in my ankle and put me on an anti-inflammitory drug that helped for a while. When the medicine ran out the pain seems to have gotten worse and the swelling did too. Is it that I had the pain before, had gotten use to it then took the medicine and felt better for a while but when the pain came back I noticed it more because I didn't have it for a while? I have noticed when I try to sit on the floor to play with my kids I have a hard time getting up and my head starts to throb and I get light headed. I am only 34 and feel like I am 80 because of this. I rarely eat salt I make most things from scratch so eating from the what I call "prepared food section" is not an issue. I don't eat chips or anything like that. Any ideas or help would be great, thanks.
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Hi all, I have the pain and swelling in my ankles also. I have been on anti-inflammatories for  a year. I also have been on Pregnasone a setroid for 3 months. The steroid help pull the fluid from my body but all my hair fell out. When I am at rest the swelling and pain returns, meaning sitting for 30 minutes or more, When I sleep at night, I have throbing and swelling in the feet and hands. When I start moving arounf the swelling goes down a little. I know that there is inflammation in my body from the Spinal surgery I havd a few years ago, since that time my health has been going down. I find that that all my poroblems now is leading from that surgery. I note the changes every day. The Doctor's just want to give me pills and each pill makes something else worse. The side effects from all the meds I take is unreal. But when I stop taking the me I am much worse. I guess this note is to let you all know that you are not alone. My ststements have not help, i know. God bless us all.
Thanks for listening.
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