Swollen foot and ankle


#1
Hi I am suffering with a badly swollen left foot/ankle for about 5 weeks, (this is the side that is mainly affected by PD) I am on pramipexole 1.5 mg 3 times a day, madopar 62.5 mg 4 times a day and domperidone 2 or 3 times a day, has anyone else suffered with the above just on one side, I have been to see my G.P twice ( different doctors) they think that I have injured it but I am sure I haven't, I think it is the medicatiion but they say that it would be both sides not one, thanks Martin

#2
Hi Martin. Could be a side effect of medication or a circulation problem. Most likely circulation problem caused by muscular stiffness (dystonia) or by lack of activity. Have a word with your Parkinson's nurse if you have one. My feet tend to swell in the evening when I've been standing all day. Application of cold compress mightv

#3
Oops! might help. Good luck!


Chris

#4
Hi Chris thanks for the reply, regards Martin

#5
My feet and ankles swell if I walk too far. Wearing compression socks/flight socks is usually helpful.

#6
Hi Mosie thanks for the reply I will have to try some flight socks to see if it helps, regards Martin

#7
Hi mosie I got some flight socks 4 days ago and have worn some everyday and the swelling in my ankle/foot has gone down to near normal. Tonight I went out to restaurant without my flight socks and the swelling is back again so I am sure that the socks help, martin