Every time I go for my check up the nurse / doctor goes through the routine of asking which joints are hurting and how am I coping, All of the joints hurt but my left ankle is constant swollen and I have had it injected three times . To be honest I am not sure this is solving the problem. Has anyone else got or had this problem. What is the solution?
You might need orthotics for your shoes. I got mine after having PF a couple of times. I have found they helped me a lot. I can't walk any distance without them. I also wear support stockings and they help a lot also for the circulation in my legs. My ankles and legs still swell, but not as bad as they used to. This RA is not for sissies.
I don't have the ankle problem but my left foot has been hurting badly and swells for the last 2 years.. I have been treated for plantar fasciitis and told this & told that... Gone to numerous foot doctors all to say it's just PF.. Well I got fed up and almost lost my cool with my primary doctor .. I told him there was something terribly wrong with my foot and that it was NOT PF and the xrays weren't showing a darn thing.. So I had an MRI and the MRI showed SYNOVITIS .... which is inflammation ... a hallmark characteristic of RA. Obviously, this proved my body had lots of inflammation. and obviously my RA medication I am currently taking is NOT working... I could have told them that.. I've cried in pain for 2 years thinking it was just a flare that would go away.... Or so they said. .. Not always does the SED blood test prove anything regarding inflammation. Hopefully you've had an MRI on your ankle.. I am miserable and am waiting for a treatment change on 10/2.. Good luck to you... Would like to know what you find out hon... let me know.
Omg thought i was the only one with this left ankle thing !!!!! It really is so debilatating. Just changed to orencia infusions pg it will help.so sad for all of us 💜🤗🤗🤗
Have you consulted a orthopedic doctor? They also can help with solutions. They’ve help me as well with joint issues.
Yes I totally relate,, my ankles and feet swell so easily now,, hardly on my feet at all anymore and my ankles and feet are swollen up,, about all I can do is just get off my feet when it happens. elevate my feet, Epsom salt soaks helps.