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Sunday, February 14, 2010 mysticaln69, Community Member, asks

Q: Diabetic ankle and foot swelling?

I have diabetes and the past few days my ankles and feet have been getting more and more swollen. No matter how much I rest or elevate my feet, the swelling will not go down. When I woke up this morning, I had pain and trouble walking. Should I wait to see my doctor or should I make an emergency room visit?

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Ann Bartlett, Health Guide
2/14/10 11:41am

I think pain and trouble walking is a good reason to  visit the ER.  They can help control the situation from getting worse.  Make sure to have a follow up as soon as you can with your diabetes doctor, because they know your history to better help you with the long term of this problem!

Here are some links from our site that you might helpful in the meantime.  Good luck to you!

Foot Pain Symptoms - Introduction

Foot Pain - Causes

 

 

 

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By mysticaln69, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/10/14, First Published: 02/14/10