My partner is the type who is reluctant to see a physician. He has a problem with his ankle which I feel is of a serious nature. I am searching for information to give him in hopes I can prompt a visit to the Dr.
When he was a baby, he stopped breathing, and the doctors cut a vein or something in his ankle to get him breathing again? He has a small scar on the inside of this ankle and it is a little bit fiberous to the touch.
His ankle gets incredibly swollen, he cannot close his boot when he puts them on to come home. I rub his ankle for as long as it takes to reduce the swelling and make the redness in his ankle diminish.
Swollen and puffy
Red, purple and veiny looking
Small spot on the inside of the ankle bone which he calls 'the spot' when I am rubbing his foot and ankle.
I believe that there is something severely wrong with his circulation and that it could be life threatening.
Any ideas? Advice? How do I get him to have it looked at?
Any help would be appreciated.