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Lupus And Ankle Swelling
Compression socks help ankle swelling? Not sure if due to preg or lupus. Swelling happened overnight but BP norm. Severe joint pain 5 weeks
Here are some. ..: If just happening overnight, one has to concern about DVT (deep vein thrombosis) although it's uncommon for bilaterally simultaneous occurrence. So, watch such swelling closely for potential progress, go to urgent care timely, & don't wait until the last minute. For the time being, wear compression + leg elevation will help, but not knowing its underlying causes. Best wish. .. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
I've been told lupus arthritis in my hip is causing leg and knee pain. With outer ankle swelling. Can you explain why this would happen?
Soft tissue: Lupus also result in soft tissue inflammation and will result in joint swelling and joint pain and area of ankle lateral "outside" has couple tendons and ligaments with ankle joint inflammation these structure will try to stabilize the joint and then will get inflamed because they over work on inflamed joint and resulting in inflamed structurs ...Read more
My friend is 32, she has systemic lupus. Could that be causing the swelling of her leg, feet, and ankles?
I have a large swelling of my left ankle no bumps or hits there is no pain but it is the size of an egg I have sel lupus should I be worried?
Ankle edema: Swelling is an abnormal signal of the body - you should consult with your physician to find out what is causing it. You should be concerned - yes. ...Read more
I wore loosely fitted socks that fit and they caused marks on my legs, ankles, and feet. Could this be swelling or a lupus flare, have SLE?
Lupus flare: Lupus flare is diagnosed based on how you feel, doctor's exam and blood work as well. It is unlikely that what you are describing is a lupus flare. Best wishes ...Read more
I have been having extreme hip, knee and ankle pain but no swelling. My daughter has lupus and I have been tested 4 times but my blood work comes back?
Varies: There are a lot of potential causes; usually it is some structural problem in these areas, or a radicular pain from a "pinched nerve" in the back, or an inflammatory condition. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. Don't hesitate to get a second opinion if they are having trouble coming up with a diagnosis. ...Read more
Ankle swelling cause:
Foot, leg, and ankle swelling is common with the following situations: being overweight
blood clot in the leg, calcium channel blockers, increased age, leg infection, varicose veins in the legs, congestive heart failure as well as kidney failure, among other causes. See a physician to find out what is causing the ankle swelling for a treatment. Plan and a cure. Good luck. ...Read more
Standing up: If you are standing up too long this could also impact your ankle and foot joints and cause swelling. Also depending on the type of shoes you wear. If you wear high heeled shoes when working and standing then the ankles swell. So try to elevate you legs as much as possible. If you are very concerned consult a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Good question: I don't think this is a typical symptom. Hence, I would go to a doctor for an exam. It is possible you have a stress fracture. If there is pin point pain along the leg this is a possibility. This could be seen on x-ray though MRI is more sensitive. If it turns out you do have your vitamin d levels checked. This is one of a list of possibilites. ...Read more
Why Swelling?: Swelling can be a symptom of many problems from simple things such as illfitting shoes or too tight of socks. However ankle swelling can be a symptom of arthritis particularly if associated with pain. Too much fluid in your body secondary to decreased kidney function is a possible cause. Varicose veins can cause swelling. The reasons are multiple so before treatment try to find out the cause. ...Read more
Ankle sprain: Ankle sprains take awhile to heal if you do perform p.R.I.C.E right away. Continue to ice the ankle, possibly get an ankle brace, and do some massage to the area. If it continues to swell or is painful have an x-ray taken, or possibly an MRI to determine if there is ligament damage. ...Read more
Swelling: If the swelling is not going down its likely due to you needing treatment by a doctor. Immobilize, keep weight off of it and get to a podiatrist. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: You need to have an exam and evaluation to determine this problem and how to treat it. ...Read more
Comfortable shoes,: Support stockings, elevate the feet as often as possible, watch the salt intake. ...Read more
Injury?: Ankle issues in patients your age most commonly develop from a traumatic or overuse injury. Was there an injury or are you exercising/in training? Early treatment involves rest, ice, compression (with a brace or elastic wrap) and elevation. It's difficult to give you more advice without more information. If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
Not a good idea.: Generally, I would not do it. There are specific circumstances that it would be beneficial but your explanation is to vague to recommend the practice. Try elevating your foot with pillows or elevate the foot of the bed. ...Read more