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it sounds like the steroid therapy helped
steroids can help decrease a lot of different conditions in your body including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, polymalgia rheumatica,
you should ask your doctor for testing for rheumatoid arthritis.
it doesn't sound like you have lupus autoimmune disroder
are you overweight? this can put more pressure on your legs and feet and cause ankle swelling
do you exercise? exercise can help move blood and circulation in the proper direction to help with circulation.
yes, elevation of your sed rate can mean you have inflammation in your body
just having swelling and pain in your ankles can be enough to elevate your sed rate.
excessive weight of your body or your fall can be causing pain.
lack of exercise
cold weather can cause aches and pains.
gout can cause pain there.