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Old 11-06-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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So I have always had problems with my feet/ankles. I've had multiple sprains/strains throughout childhood/teenage years and into my early adulthood (I'm 22). Over the past few days, my feet (both) are swelling throughout the day and to the point that it is hard to walk. I was at work yesterday and kept having to take my shoes off at the desk cause my shoes were so tight! My toes were turning gray/pale from the swelling and today even putting socks on made them swell.

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Old 11-06-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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Go to the doctor?

I know you've had a lot of problems over the years, but it sounds like this is new, different, and unusual. I'd say you need a doctor.
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Since discoloration is present, I would definitely see a doctor about this problem.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:30 AM   #4
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So I have always had problems with my feet/ankles. I've had multiple sprains/strains throughout childhood/teenage years and into my early adulthood (I'm 22). Over the past few days, my feet (both) are swelling throughout the day and to the point that it is hard to walk. I was at work yesterday and kept having to take my shoes off at the desk cause my shoes were so tight! My toes were turning gray/pale from the swelling and today even putting socks on made them swell.

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Are you on any new meds? What about OTC meds? That is always my first thought.

Do you have a regular doctor you can go to? I would start there.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:02 AM   #5
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You may have PAD which then you need an ABI. I'd go to the doctor TODAY!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:04 AM   #6
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Yeah, time to go to the DR.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:14 PM   #7
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No, no new meds or anything. Nothing new except a new pair of flats that I bought last week.
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Did you talk to your doctor OP?
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:20 PM   #9
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No. I did do some googling though. Based on what I've been having going on lately (pain around my heel/ankle, pins and needles/tingling and numbness along with the swelling with activity), I think I'm just going to wait and see how things go. I tend to try and self-care/treat as much as possible...
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Please see a medical professional tomorrow and find out what is really going on, rather than relying on what you read.
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Retired nurse her so you need to see an MD asap! Hoping for you it's maybe something small or you may need a diuretic! It could be many things however swollen feet and ankles r usually a sign of congestive heart failure that prob. can be controlled. PLEASE don't wait and see.
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No. I did do some googling though. Based on what I've been having going on lately (pain around my heel/ankle, pins and needles/tingling and numbness along with the swelling with activity), I think I'm just going to wait and see how things go. I tend to try and self-care/treat as much as possible...
Please don't self treat on this one!!! You should NOT BE having these symptoms at all. You could have blood clots, diabetes, kidney failure, heart problems. Adema at your age-especially in both legs-is a red flag. Get off salt, get your legs up above your heart and get a doctor's appointment right away. Watch carefully for difficulty breathing-go to the ER if that happens, and start drinking some plain water. See a doctor right away.
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OP---I am really NOT someone who runs to the doctor for most things--I self treat a lot, but I agree with the PPs that what you describe is not something that you should let go. Please go in to a doctor.
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Please don't self treat on this one!!! You should NOT BE having these symptoms at all. You could have blood clots, diabetes, kidney failure, heart problems. Adema at your age-especially in both legs-is a red flag. Get off salt, get your legs up above your heart and get a doctor's appointment right away. Watch carefully for difficulty breathing-go to the ER if that happens, and start drinking some plain water. See a doctor right away.

I don't know...I just think all those things are highly unlikely. I'm young (only 22) and healthy otherwise, never get sick...I'm just seriously klutzy and have injured my ankles too many times to count, starting in the fourth grade. I just figure it's related to my repeated injuries, like a stress type thing.

The last time I had symptoms that I and my mom thought were serious, (totally unrelated to this), back in 2009 I went to the doc, had a whole battery of tests done and ABSOLUTELY nothing was wrong, he chalked it all up to stress that time.

I've been really busy and my job has me on my feet a lot, plus I walk all over campus at school and park in a parking lot far away from the academic buildings I use.

My family has a flight to Pittsburgh tomorrow and I just don't have time at the moment. Maybe when I get back if it's still an issue I'll pursue something...
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No. I did do some googling though. Based on what I've been having going on lately (pain around my heel/ankle, pins and needles/tingling and numbness along with the swelling with activity), I think I'm just going to wait and see how things go. I tend to try and self-care/treat as much as possible...
I'd be curious what websites you've Googled that didn't feel that swollen, discolored extremities warranted a visit to the doctor? Self-care is a wonderful thing. I think people run to the doctor far too often. However, your problem isn't a normal, run of the mill condition, and it could point to something very serious. Good luck.
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