The skinon the tops of my fingers, between the first knuckle and the cuticle (this areais called the nailfold), gets red and swells up and throbs when I walk, with my arms down. I also have pitting edema in my fingertips.
When I raise my arms up, the red swelling in my fingers goes away. My PCP said myfinger swelling is "nothing to worry about,” but I do not believe her.
I also get severe pain and heaviness in both legs, and cannot walk too long. Sometimes my ankles and lower legs swell up,and I get pitting edema in my ankles. The pain stops when I sit down, orelevate my legs.
Please tell me what is causing this. I am a female, age 60, and I feel ill all the time also. (And, the hair has stopped growing on both legs.) I have an open sore on one toe that has not healed in 10years. It scabs over then the scab falls off and it bleeds. It is small like this letter "O" and no doctor has looked at it through a magnifier.