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What were you told about swelling?

Posted In: Muscle conditions 5 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 2, 2006
  • 06:41 AM

Hi folks,

I'm trying to find what you have been told about your ankle swelling.

Anyone out there to help? :D

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  • Just take motron or in my case Aleve, Aleve, Aleve! Sorry, anti swelling meds. only blanket the pain and problem. In my life time was the only true help. Personally, I use no meds. A heat pack always seems to help the problem. It realeaves the tention. Ice, I feel makes tention. I have been told that the heat helps with blood flow for faster healing.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 01:52 AM
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  • Just take motron or in my case Aleve, Aleve, Aleve! Sorry, anti swelling meds. only blanket the pain and problem. In my life time was the only true help. Personally, I use no meds. A heat pack always seems to help the problem. It realeaves the tention. Ice, I feel makes tention. I have been told that the heat helps with blood flow for faster healing. (not a doc)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 01:54 AM
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  • I have chronic ankle problems and I have been told to ice and use heat for swelling(switching between ice and heat). Also, I have been told to wrap my ankle...which gives compression. It seems to work for me sometimes. Everyone's different though so I guess it's just how badly your ankle is swollen. Hope that I was of some help!
    iamjustme 6 Replies
    • January 17, 2007
    • 07:57 PM
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  • I would be interested to know what they tell you about WHY your ankles swell? My ankles have begun swelling and I don't know why. I went into the doctor this summer and he diagnosed me with a sprained ankle, even sent me to a physical therapist. It looked like someone had actually beaten it, that's how swollen and even bruised it was! Now, this winter, the other one swelled up and looks as bad. I can't figure out what is going on. They've tested me for all the stuff (lymes, muscle disorders, etc) and they have dismissed me. I think that THEY think I am a self abuser or something. Does anybody have any ideas? I take 125 megs of Inderal, 10 megs of amitriptilin and 50 megs of Topamax each nite for migraines (after many years of trying to figure out how to treat them) and the docs say none of those meds would be doing this. I did reduce, on my own, the Topomax from 150 megs cause I thought maybe that was the problem, but it didn't change a thing (including my headaches). My ankles are so swollen some days I can hardly walk. Anybody have any insight?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 22, 2007
    • 01:14 AM
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  • My left ankle began swelling about a week and a half ago. Its so bad it seems like the swelling is moving up my leg at times...It will swell up a lot when i've been working alot and then go right down once I've had time to sit for an hour or two...I went to the doctor and she said its most likely bad blood circulation and to come back at the end of the summer if it hasn't gone away...but it's becoming embaressing and more painful as the days go by. Any one have any suggestions?
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