** Originally posted by ppt **
I have both PA and P. The P is bad on my legs and especially so from knee to ankle. Often, my right ankle will swell, occasionally my left one, and sometimes both at the same time. It typically reduces back to normal in a day or two or three...
Of course, it usually won't be swelling when I'm at a Dr, but the one time my internist saw it, he wasn't particularly concerned, although he ordered a peripheral vascular blood flow test which came back normal. He theorized it was due to the P or PA. I'm not getting pain in the ankles like I do the other joints where I seem to have PA e.g. hands, wrists, hips, feet. Is this swelling something that's normally associated with this disease?
On a related note, I've noticed when it swells, the elastic band on the top of my socks leaves a major indent on the skin. Guess it makes sense as it could impair circulation, although to me the elastic doesn't seem like it's that tight. Doesn't seem to matter whether it's the socks I wear for work or the more typical white athletic socks on the weekends. Thoughts?