I have rheumatoid arthritis and my left foot is swollen, should I be worried about that?

Hi everyone my left foot is really swollen. On the top under the ankle I can push in and it feels swollen and puffy. You can see the big bubble in the picture. Should I be worried? What can I do for it? Was diagnosed 2 months ago...

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Allison Staton
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Elevate, rest, ice and/or heat. That was one of my first places I inflamed. You can also do some resistant band exercises so the foot doesn’t stiffen up.

Chelsea Hoskins
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Epsom salt bath might help for some relief too. Not hot though. Ice packs on it also. Ouch, sorry you are dealing with this!

Kristen Boudreaux
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I used to wrap my joints if that happened. For me it was from weak cartilage which would spring leaks so the synovial fluid leaked out. It usually itched inside the joint and surrounding tissue too. I'd soak it in really hot water and move the joint around before I wrapped it. It stopped when I strengthened my cartilage with supplements. I had really low vitamin D levels then too.

Melanie Dickey
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any other supplements?

Cynthia Jacob 3 years

I use bamboo based silica for joints and bones and vitamin K2 because it keeps calcium in balance so it doesn't deposit in joints or anywhere else it shouldn't be. Magnesium aids absorption of vitamin D and boron is also a co-factor for absorption and keeps bones and joints strong. K2 and boron both reduce anti-CCP and CRP too and boron kills any fungal infections like candida which can affect disease activity.

Melanie Dickey 3 years

Melanie Dickey I private messaged you.

Allison Staton 3 years

How much boron do you take? I tried it but found it seemed to increase estrogen.

Caroline Abel 3 years

It balances hormones. If they're low it will raise them or high it will lower them. It usually balances estradiol and progesterone and raises testosterone. My pain levels stay low even before my cycle when I take it regularly.

Melanie Dickey 3 years
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Heat always comforts my joints, but ice brings down the swelling.

Maggie Jewell
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Prednisone, I had same issue last week..

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Catherine Hogan
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I’m on a prednisone 10 mg now for a week

Allison Staton 3 years

All great advice above. I know prednisones sounds scary. I’m very reluctant to try it but I’ve seen amazing results from it. Although it’s not a natural remedy it may just be one of those necessary evils. I hope you feel better soon

Cicely Godfrey
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I'm with u .... Feel like today ...

Paula Harmon
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Ouch!!!!!

Kim Marks
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Contact your Dr also

Michele Koehler
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ICE!!!!

Cathy Kern
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TAKE IT FROM A MAN WHO JUST LOST HIS LEG THOUGHT I HAD R A OR GOUT BUT WAS CHARCOT NEVER HEARD OF IT BETTER CHECK ON IT

Francis Maynard
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That is bad? It runs in my family.

Maggie Jewell 3 years

I THOUGHT IT WASR. A OR GOUT BUT COULD HAVE CAUGHT IT IF I HAD CHECKED MY SUGAR WAS FEELING FINE BUT MY SUGAR WAS 350 OR MORE JUST DIDN'T CHECK IT

Francis Maynard 3 years

Following... Mine looks like this 2

Catie Rubio
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My right one started a few weeks ago too. I try to ice as much as possible.

Virginie Morgan
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My Dr. Just emailed me back

My Dr said

The ankle is quite locally swollen.
Do you want to try a slightly higher dose of the prednisone like 12.5 mg or 15?
Otherwise you can also try either tylenol 650 two to three times daily or even ibuprofen 600 mg twice a day.
Please keep me updated.
KC

What would you guys do? I’m already on 10 mg of prednisone and taking 1000 mg a day of Tylenol. I stopped taking Motrin when I started the prednisone a week ago.

Allison Staton
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Thats looks painful, I would increase prednisone. Hope you feel better.

Michele Koehler 3 years

My daughter had steroids injected and that worked on one foot but not the other.

Caragh Cantrell 3 years

Change diet, lower salt intake. Ice it, and elevate

Stephanie Ratliff
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Tendonitis, I'm in a walking boot right now. Nothing I did helped. This actually is working. Good luck.

Jeni Manley
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Rest. It will leave.

Joyce Gallegos
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My left one stays swollen and my ankle has a knot too

Alice Gilbert
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A rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon would usually drain it then give you a local cortisone injection...

Saskia Dunn
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That's kinda of scary

Jaeann Call
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Same with me, but the pain is tolerable maybe 20%.. I stop taking prednisone for 8 months.. I took collagen.

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Myra Little
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ICE, i have to ice my foot at night, after working all day, and right now i take motren .

C Lou Moseley
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That has to hurt. Of course be worried. The inflammation called RA is very damaging. Find natural ways to eliminate the inflammation in addition to any prescription medication. The prescription medication has serious side effects and you don't want to be on it any longer than you must.

Here are the 4 causes of inflammation in our body. Bugs (infections), Drugs (prescription), Bad Diet, Stress.

Changing your diet, and even intermittent fasting, all help to reduce inflammation and to heal the body. Medications can give quick relief which is good, but longterm, the medications begin to cause even worse trouble in the body so don't count on medicine alone.

Diet is the easiest and cheapest method of healing. You may not find it easy at first as you have to learn how to eat healthy and how to cook healthy, but the reward will be lifelong good health and a very good chance of full remission.

Eliminate stress where you can and learn to cope better with the stress you can't eliminate. Forgive everyone everyday. Anger is a health destroyer.

Susan Marshall
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Blood flow problem. Clots?

Pam Jacobson
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Try ice and elevate and stay off of if you can.

Cindy Eastman
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Go to the Emergency Room, it could a blood clot!!!

Chantz Trevino
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After taking Motrin, elevating and icing it seems to be better!

Allison Staton
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