I have had a swollen and painful ankle for almost 2 months now and my doctors don't know why. I didn't have an injury, just woke up and my ankle was sore. This has happened to me at least twice before on the same ankle in the past 4 years. I also have a very stiff neck and my voice is strained lately. I have some TMJ problems as well.
I have had an ultrasound and no blood clots were found in my leg. I also had a test for gout, but they were unable to obtain fluid, because the ultrasound showed swelling in the tissue, not the joint. The test said "no effusion present". I have tested negative about 5 times to rheumatoid arthritis.
I am on thyroid medication, had deep vein thrombosis in the past, known to have low iron, and high cholesteral. I have oral allergy syndrome - am allergic to carrots, cherries, and many local fruits. I keep wondering if maybe this is some kind of immune problem. I don't know. The doctor says I am an "enigma", great.
One thing that I wonder about - I went to the dentist the night before this happened. Maybe totally unrelated, I don't know.
I used to considered myself a healthy, fit woman who is food conscious and weight conscious. I am very concerned that there is still no diagnosis for this swelling of my ankle, which is quite incapacitating.