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TheCount

Unexplained foot/ankle pain and swelling

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 Good morning everyone hope you're all having a great day. Has anyone ever experienced unexplained pain and swelling especially in the foot and ankle region I forgot to ask my doctor the day I was diagnosed for obvious reasons LOL. I plan on asking her at my next appointment I was just reaching out before hand to see if Anyone else has experienced it. Over the course of the past year in various doctor visits I've had MRIs and  x-rays  also been to a rheumatologist and podiatrist and was told they had no idea. Anyway everyone have a great day!

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Yes, I have had experiences that are exactly like yours.  Some medications can cause the swelling, I know.  But I have learned little about the pains.  I just know that they come and go and vary in intensity.  In one leg, only first thing in the morning, I occasionally get a pain that feels like "shin splints."  It shoots up my calf if I put any weight on that foot.  Sometimes the ankle pain may feel more like a twist or sprain.  They are not everyday things for me, thank goodness, but they can be incapacitating when the pain is severe.

J

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One day my foot hurts, next day my shoulder, then the groin, then ankle, neck, elbow, knee, etc. Different day/ different pain.

Get used to it. That's PD.

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1 hour ago, MusicMan said:

One day my foot hurts, next day my shoulder, then the groin, then ankle, neck, elbow, knee, etc. Different day/ different pain.

Get used to it. That's PD.

Is there anything specific that works good for the pain? I have used Motrin 800mg and it's does nothing. Again I'm going to discuss with the doctor in a few weeks, I'm just curious.

thanks 

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Sounds like dystonia to me, where groups of muscles no longer work in unison.  A shot of botox or something akin to it has solved my problems for six months at a time in the past. 

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18 minutes ago, Rogerstar1 said:

Sounds like dystonia to me, where groups of muscles no longer work in unison.  A shot of botox or something akin to it has solved my problems for six months at a time in the past. 

Thank you.

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As a new comer to our little club, I hope you will benefit from this item as it appeared several years ago in The Washington Post newspaper.

 

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I've just finished rereading much of the seven year old thread  Living Large with Parkinson's disease.  I recommend it to everyone as an informative and civil  dialogue. 

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1 hour ago, Rogerstar1 said:

As a new comer to our little club, I hope you will benefit from this item as it appeared several years ago in The Washington Post newspaper.

 

Thanks for sharing, I appreciate it.

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DH (dear husband)'s feet hurt each day he awakes.. .  Since he wears a 13 4E, it gets his attention.  Sympathies to you folks.

NN

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I recently had knee surgery and am recouping from it.  Since knee was just scoped the pain was not bad at all. I had no need to take pain meds. 

After a painful dystonia episode one morning, I thought to myself... knee surgery pain is nothing compared to the cramping feet and legs I put up with. 

I've found that the best pain medicine for Parkinson's related pain is my Parkinson's meds. Not the usual opioids prescribed. 

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I have had pain in my ankle Dr thought it was tendonitis , Had Xrays that reveled mild arthritis . Dr said it was so mild it shouldn't be an issue . sent me to physical therapy but that didn't help much . After reading some of the other responses I am also going to inquire with my Dr next week if it could possibly be dystonia .

Dan

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No pain in ankles but swelling if on my feet for extended periods. It is a side effect of some parkinsons meds. I think the medical l term is edema.  Advised to put my feet up where I can at the end of the day to reduce swelling.

Welcome to the forum!

 

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