Feet! Does anyone else suffer?
So for some context, I have been diagnosed with possible inflammatory arthritis early this year, with OA damage on my feet and ankles, confirmed from the inflammatory arthritis.
I am 23 years old and been suffering especially since turning 20. It started with my knees and now my feet and ankles are the main culprits.
My main question for everyone is about my foot - I have not spoken to or had any help regarding my foot, and decided to try to see if anyone can give me advice or can also relate (since I am struggling to find anything online or from the GP/doctors I see)
Even if it's just relating to feet and ankles being stubborn, I would be overjoyed to hear about anyone's experiences! I rarely get to speak to people about feet and ankle issues, since majority of those I meet in hospitals are for mainly knee and hip issues - who have given me lots of advice about my knee pain and slow developing hip pain, which has helped alot so far 👍 (I would love any advice anyone can give from their experience!)
I have one foot that is constantly swollen, red, cool to the touch, numb almost - but also hyper sensitive to anything grazing it (socks and sleeping with blankets especially difficult, since my foot is very cold...) I cannot move my foot at all at this point too. It is constantly sore and has an ache always. My ankle has slowly began to limit movement also.
Has anyone ever heard of this? Can anyone relate? I have spoken to older people with inflammatory arthritis, but they all cannot relate and no one seems to be clued in..
I hope people just want to chat too - I am just excited to finally be able to talk to someone who may understand or at least get what is going on to some extent. I am happy to chat to anyone, so please feel free to chat also! 😁
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