First off. 28 year old male. 6'5" 235 lbs. I work as a mechanic.
About a month ago now, I started having problems with my ankles. First it was just my right one. Noticed some slight bruising on the inside of my ankle. Then after a couple of days the pain showed up. Again just in my right foot. About two or three days later my left foot/ankle began to bruise and then hurt. After two weeks of putting up with the pain, I woke up one day and I couldn't walk. They hurt so bad. I had to hobble around on my tippy toes just to get to work. Took some ibuprofin and made an appointment with a foot doctor.
He concluded plantar fasciitus, gave me a steroid shot in both feet, and sent me home with some prescription ibuprofin. The bruising went down slightly over the next couple of days but then returned again but worse. Now I have bruising all the way around my heel and my right foot is considerable more swollen than the left.
After blood tests he thought I had an infection. My WBC was 13.8, normal being 4.5-11.0. Lymphocyte is low at 7.8, normal being 16-48. Granulocyte high at 82.5, normal being 41-74. Mono high at 1.2, normal being .2-1.0. Gran high at 11.4, normal being 1.6-7.3.
When he saw that my WBC was high, he prescribed some broad spectrum antibiotics. I saw the doctor again today after only five days of being on the antibiotics (today being the fifth day) and he still doesn't have a clue. He wants me to go in for a surgery on Friday, the 13th no less, and cut open my right ankle to find out what is going on inside.
I don't want to be cut open, so here I am. HELP me find out what is wrong so I don't have to go under the knife.