- January 10, 2014 at 10:15 pm #114456
So, I have had this problem off and on since I had my gastric pacemaker put in last year. However, it is flaring up again, and it hurts at times. I’m going to talk to bernie about it, but want to get your thoughts. My ankles swell up, but specifically my right ankle and foot. Causes? Lack of iron being iron deficient? I have thought about sodium balance, do you think taking iodine causes that, taking af betafood at meals? Circulation problems? I’m at a lose.January 10, 2014 at 11:14 pm #114459
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6838
I’ve read about circulation problems a lot and this could be it…I recommend trying out some light walks to see if anything improves or not.
-rasterJanuary 10, 2014 at 11:16 pm #114461
raster;52980 wrote: I’ve read about circulation problems a lot and this could be it…I recommend trying out some light walks to see if anything improves or not.
I try that, and move around, sometimes it helps, other times not. I just have to prop it up sometimes to get it down.January 11, 2014 at 1:56 am #114469
I’m sorry, I met it is happening in the left, not right, wasn’t thinking.January 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm #114492
bumpJanuary 11, 2014 at 4:42 pm #114497
FloggiMemberTopics: 1Replies: 425
Hard to diagnose from here. All I can do is make some suggestions, hoping one of them rings a bell.
A swelling in the ankle without an obvious cause like an injury or recent stress on the ankle (like what happens to beginning runners) is mostly caused by circulation problems. As already advised, light walking might help, because the regular contractions of the leg muscles help pump away the excess fluid.
Changes in medication could also cause these symptoms. Both starting some med and quitting some med may cause local swelling.
Another cause might be a fluid imbalance. Does your face seem more “puffed” than, say, one or two years ago?
Fluid imbalance could in turn be caused by electrolyte imbalance. Did you recently change your diet such that your salt intake is now significantly different than before? Are there any other changes in your diet?
The final thought that comes to mind is one of the forms of diabetes. Have you recently experienced forms of dizziness, extreme tiredness, craving for food, excessive thirst, or urine changes? If you tap your toes lightly with a paperclip or so, are your toes about as sensitive to the touch as your fingers?
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