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Ankle inflammation after 91 lb loss in 6 mos

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I have been having a lot of ankle inflammation on both sides after using them for the day,  i get in bed and when I get out the kind of pop back into place and can be painful, lately I have been wearing braces to bed so they dont move all over which has helped.  My current theory is that tendons are loose after weight loss allowing the ankle to move out of place, just wondering if anyone else had experienced this?

Had plantar fasciitis in left foot last year and peroneal tendonitis on right foot for 5 mos after ankle injury.

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I haven't heard of anyone suffering from what you describe as a result of weight loss gtaman.  I think I'd be inclined to get that checked out by a health professional.

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You should be seeing a foot specialist. Tendons and ligaments have a natural elasticity so shouldn't loosen to that extent purely from weightloss. I'd suggest you have a bigger problem than that going on with your feet.

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It has changed my gait a lot but not sure if that might be the cause.  I was also told I have mild arthritis in one foot, but I had that before, but it didn't start hurting bad until I took antibiotics for a cold.  I have been taking probiotics which has helped some.

I am wondering if it is bursitis.  I have a couple appointments coming up and an MRI which should shed some light.

My CRP is elevated at 14, down from 17, anyone else had issues with CRP?  But my ESR was normal so the doc said no further testing necessary ( I am guessing for RA which does not run in my family).

I also wonder if it could be gout.  I had pretty bad gout at my highest weight, but the toe joint has much improved with the weight loss.  Just wonder if it could be something related to gout.  My uric acid blood test came back at 5.8 the other day, so that is just within the normal range.  I know when I tried to lose weight before I would always get a gout attack.

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Your upcoming MRI will likely give you all the answers. Hopefully the person reading it knows their stuff.

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Keep us posted!

hope you get answers.

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Yes could be gout even with a  normal uric acid test - if you have had gout, you have gout. Ibuprofen should help, right? I had a touch of it myself but it is better after my weight loss.

.... and if your gait is different, then your body mechanics are different and could be causing new strains. If you look on the internet, antibiotics like the fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, etc) can lead to cartilage inflammation... when I need an antibiotic I ask not to get those since I have so many joint problems already.

Good news is that losing weight will reduce the strain, and the change in your gait is likely to be in the direction for which your body was designed. So in the long run that is good. 

Like a lot of others, my gait included having my feet a bit toe-out, or the toes rotated to the outside, instead of a direct forwards-backwards direction. So your legs rotate in a bit at the hip joints after losing a lot of weight. And your weight is still carried through your ankles, just as it is in your knees and hips. 

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The doc is going to go ahead and do blood test for RA etc.  Even though I don't believe my full body is involved.  Thanks for the reply @BurgundyBoy

so is it best to not rotate feet out?  Just toes direct ahead?

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On 8/30/2017 at 0:35 PM, gtaman said:

The doc is going to go ahead and do blood test for RA etc.  Even though I don't believe my full body is involved.  Thanks for the reply @BurgundyBoy

so is it best to not rotate feet out?  Just toes direct ahead?

Hi, sorry not to reply earlier as on vacation. Yes. Rotation out was not the way your body was designed! I'm having to think about my gait every day...

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It is not RA according to blood test, i quit eating spinach because of purines/gout and got astym one of which helped, defn not as bad as before

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12 hours ago, gtaman said:

It is not RA according to blood test, i quit eating spinach because of purines/gout and got astym one of which helped, defn not as bad as before

Pleased for you that it isn't RA, and good to hear your symptoms are improving.

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