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Swollen left foot

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  • Posted By: chupri
  • July 8, 2007
  • 08:18 PM

I'm a 78 year-old male with mild hypertension and premature ventricular contractions -- all well controlled w/Nadolol - 60MG and do have osteoarthritis. I do not have any other diseases of the heart and I am not diabetic. I've been to my internist, cardiologist, and orthopedist. I went to a podiatrist who 'thinks' I might have "Charcot Foot" but this is very unlikely as I have not had any trauma in my recent, or not so recent, past to my foot or any other portion of my anatomy, and have none of the other symptoms associated with Charcot, except that there is some mild soreness on the top of the foot. I did 'throw a clot' 4 years ago in my left ulnar artery as a result of some stresses associated with physical exertion and did experience "Syncope" in January 2005. The podiatrist prescribed "Voltaren" which I have not taken as I am 'aged' and do have hypertension which are contraindicated for "Voltaren;" i.e., I don't need a stroke or heart attack.

I do take Ibuprophen, asprin, vitamin C, Ginkoba, saw palmetto, calcium, a multi-vitamin and glucosamin-chondoitin

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