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pain in the back of both ankles around the achilles tendon

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Hi, i hope you can help. I have had pain in the back of both ankles around the achilles tendon for while now. First noticed it when i was pregnant with my 6th child and since then it has become considerably worse. In the mornings it is very painful to walk and i hobble about as if my ankles are fused in one position because of the pain. After about an hour of activity the pain goes but if i sit down for a while they are stiff again and by the end of the day they throb. If i pinch where the achilles are they are painful. My right ankle is worse than left. Just lately my left hip is stiff as well not sure if this is related? I am also having night sweats and unexplained bruising. Would like to know how i can improve the pain as with 6 children i am running around after them a lot.

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replied June 13th, 2010
Foot Disorders Answer A13127
Thanks for using this forum...

The symptoms are suggestive of a rheumatic disease...You should meet a connective tissue expert or a physician for further evaluation and may be rheumatoid arthritis or other Connective tissue diseases...

take care...

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