Why Are My Ankles Swelling? Is This A New Ms Symptom Or Something Else? Anyone Else?

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Asked by tellnhelen

Why Are My Ankles Swelling? Is This A New Ms Symptom Or Something Else? Anyone Else?

What is causing my ankles to swell and how do you think I can treat them? It could be food but I been tracking that so I don't think so Is rest the answer?. Could it be physical activity...Maybe. Could it be the summer heat possibly.

It'ss quite uncomfortable and noticably unsightly

Answer

Hi tellnhelen,

Swollen ankles — after years of MS symptoms I developed a new one, yes, swollen ankles. They were swollen really big, usually toward the end of the day, on a particularly warm day, or a day when I was on my feet quite a bit. It doesn't sound unlike anyone's swollen feet. Are yours like that? When I asked about treatment, I was told to put my feet up. That sounds good unless my job was not the kind with a couch. Instead I bought an adjustable bed I was able to put my feet up at night. One day I noticed my feet looked normal all day long. Surprise. For years they looked normal no matter how hot it was or how long I stayed on my feet. It was true that the treatment is putting your feet up. Even at night. Just put them up when it is convenient, wear shoes that are not tight, stay off your feet whenever you can. One day you may notice they are not swollen. By the way, be sure to talk with your doctor. By now there may be another treatment. Good luck. Let us know how it goes.

Answered by Vicki