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FIngertips swell and get red when I walk

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  • Posted By: jeanill
  • July 30, 2013
  • 03:30 PM


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 myarms down. I also have pitting edema inmy fingertips.
:(When Iraise 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 getsevere 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 tellme what is causing this. I am a female, age 60, and I feel ill all thetime also. (And, the hair has stoppedgrowing on both legs.) I have an open sore on one toe that has not healed in 10years. It scabs over then the scab fallsoff and it bleeds. It is small like this letter "O" and no doctor haslooked at it through a magnifier.

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