I have a fluid build-up in my right ankle and calf only. I was diagnosed with a 'touch' of arthritis in the ankle. It doesn't swell all the time, but when it is swollen, it hurts quite a bit. It pits easily when pressed, I cannot move the ankle without it hurting. The swelling does not decrease when elevated. I thought it was a reaction to my allergy to milk protein, but I am positive I haven't had any milk protein recently. I have low blood pressure
, an prolonged elevated C-reactive protein, no kidney problems. I had a throidectomy 9/2011. I am taking 2.5 grain Nature-Throid 2x/day, 45000 Vitamin A Palmitate, 10000 Vitamin D3, Methyl Folate, and Methyl B12.
This has happened off and on for years, but it is like taking the car to the mechanic. By the time I get an appointment with my Dr, the swelling has reduced. What can I do to stop this from happening? I know it can't be good for the joint, to have this swelling so often. It happens at least a few times a month and last from a few days to a few weeks.
Oh, also, I am 40 years old, do not smoke or drink, but am obese. 5'8" and 250lbs. I occasionally exercise by walking or doing laps in my pool. I have a desk job, but get up and walk around about every hour.