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ankle edema subsided drastically when i played sports.

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Last year i started feeling pain in my heel everytime i walked in the morning or after i rest my feet. and then last month it gotten worst and its start to have a pitting edema on my ankles on both (worst on the left). I went to a clinic and told me it was PLANTAR FASCIITIS and the edema is caused by it. No laboratories was done, just the Doc looked at it. He prescribed me with Naproxen and Paracetamol.

Last night i played basketball with my friends and after playing the edema was gone by 80%. Of course my heel was in too much pain now.

I dont understand. the ankle edema subsided drastically when i played sports.

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replied November 19th, 2014
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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

You should get your B.P readings done and an echocardiogram to assess for cardiac function adequacy. Doppler U/S for lower limbs should also be done Workup for Gout should also be done and subsequent monitoring of uric acid levels if uric acid crystals are isolated upon joint aspiration. Get your blood counts and metabolic profile done in consult with your doctor, the lowered edema may be because of an increased or more efficient venous return during exercise.

wishing you best of health


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