How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. SH Your Own Question
Dr. SH
Dr. SH, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 8770
Experience:  Doctor of Medicine
28323552
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. SH is online now

My ankles have swollen this hot weather I am also wondering

Resolved Question:

My ankles have swollen this hot weather
I am also wondering if it has to do with my going back to much sugar ?
Could it also be that I have begun to take pain relievers ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Welcome

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have any other medical problems?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are the ankles tender to touch and painful?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Is there a change in the colour of the skin on the ankles?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Please use the text box and reply button to reply to the questions.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Thank you.

Customer:

I dont have any other medical problems except a problem of the right knee.

Customer:

Two operations on rt. knee but nowadays arthritis has taken its toll but

Customer:

It was not bad enough to have a new knee.

Customer:

My right ankle is swollen, but I contracted cellulitis in Norwich Hosp. It slightly pink in colour.

Customer:

About a year ago after returning from hospital both anklese seemed to return to normal.

Customer:

Two years ago I was walking perfectly in Florida where I was married.

Customer:

Are you still there, Sir ?

Customer:

Has my expert gone to sleep or am I doing something wrong ?

Customer:

WHAT INFORMATION ? DR SHAHZAD HAS NOT EVEN CONTACTED ME YET !

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I am here, sorry was away for a while.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I will opt out to allow other experts to help you out with your question.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

welcome

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Sorry was away for a while

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Had to attend an emergency.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are your ankles painful and tender to touch as well?

Customer:

Ok That's how it is today....For sure an emergency comes before my soft

Customer:

query . I'm sure someone will answer my questions in due course !

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Can you please let me know if your ankles are painful and tender to touch?

Customer:

Sir ! My ankles could not be described as tender to touch but I have

Customer:

difficulty in putting on my right shoe .

Customer:

I have just moved home from the Broads to Dereham. It could be that

Customer:

I have slightly overdone my walking this hot weather.

Customer:

Usually my ankles go down after a night's sleep but for the last few

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I agree, overdoing walking can lead to swelling of the ankles.
But, having said that, if you have not had any blood tests done recently I would like that you should have your complete blood count, liver function test, kidney function test and your heart evaluated to make sure those are normal. Swelling in the ankles (called as peripheral edema) can be due to liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease to name a few important causes which should be ruled out. So if you have not been recently evaluated for these problems you should be evaluated. Meanwhile I would recommend that you should keep your feet elevated when you lie down so that the swelling goes down.

Customer:

days I see them to be still swolllen.in the morning.

Customer:

Thank you doctor. I did, in fact have a blood test at my last Surgery.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Thats good to know.

Customer:

I left before having time to see my doctor. He suggested putting me on

Customer:

a blood thinning course and I told him that I would check with my new

Customer:

doctor in Dereham.....I'll go this next week. My darling Dutch wife was

Customer:

on Wolferen and died fairly quickly after a heavy fall in our kitchen

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Really sorry to know about your wife.

Customer:

after hitting her head which quickly filled with blood.

Customer:

I will write down your suggestions and hope the result of my blood

Customer:

test at my last surgery will help.......But sorry ! I will not take

Customer:

Wolferen.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I truly understand why you do not want to be on warfarin.

Customer:

If you have no other suggestion I will thank you and leave.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

No other suggestions other than keep your feet elevated at all times when you sit or lie down which will help reduce your swelling and you should have the tests that I mentioned above i.e. blood tests for kidney, liver, complete blood count, albumin, total protein and tests to rule out any problem with your heart if you have not had those done recently.

Customer:

It has been difficult because I am between two surgeries.

Dr. SH and 2 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you