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Suggest Treatment For Swelling In The Right Foot And Ankles

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Posted on Mon, 27 Feb 2017
Question: About 3 days ago. My right foot/ankle hurt then swelled up. Today my right leg is swollen from knee down.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
As detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.

To recapitulate: Female/72 - right foot/ankle hurt - swollen - toady right leg swollen from knee down - knees started giving out a couple of months ago - have bumped leg on several occasions - diabetic with HbA1c of 7 - overweight - high blood pressure - medications noted well ..

I would advise you the following :

Rest to the affected areas.
Swelling and pain indicate that there may be an internal injury which needs clinical evaluation, examination and investigations like preliminary X-rays.

Further management will be as per the findings and further investigations if needed like MRI of the knee or the affected area.

Vitamin D estimate and supplement as per the reports.
Anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen (400mg twice daily after food for next 2-3 days) along with a PPI/antacid like Omeprazole (20mg twice daily before food during the course of anti-inflammatories).

Control of blood sugar well under consultation of your Doctor/Diabetologist.

I hope this answer helps you. Feel free to ask further.

Take care.
Get well soon.
With Regards.
Note: For further queries, consult a joint and bone specialist, an Orthopaedic surgeon. Book a Call now.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Dr. T Chandrakant

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Suggest Treatment For Swelling In The Right Foot And Ankles

Brief Answer: As detailed below. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific. To recapitulate: Female/72 - right foot/ankle hurt - swollen - toady right leg swollen from knee down - knees started giving out a couple of months ago - have bumped leg on several occasions - diabetic with HbA1c of 7 - overweight - high blood pressure - medications noted well .. I would advise you the following : Rest to the affected areas. Swelling and pain indicate that there may be an internal injury which needs clinical evaluation, examination and investigations like preliminary X-rays. Further management will be as per the findings and further investigations if needed like MRI of the knee or the affected area. Vitamin D estimate and supplement as per the reports. Anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen (400mg twice daily after food for next 2-3 days) along with a PPI/antacid like Omeprazole (20mg twice daily before food during the course of anti-inflammatories). Control of blood sugar well under consultation of your Doctor/Diabetologist. I hope this answer helps you. Feel free to ask further. Take care. Get well soon. With Regards.