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Clicking ankles

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by mrssmurf2, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. mrssmurf2

    mrssmurf2 · Active Member

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    Hello

    I am 34 years old, been type 2 diabetic since July 2010 with eventual reasonable control over BG. Over the past couple of month I have notice a searing pain down my left shin and also at night my ankle clicks constantly. I do not realise I click my ankle and my husband has had to wake me up on a number of occasions to stop me from doing it. My ankle has now got very tender and the pain in my legs very much worse. There is no swelling or colour change just pain.

    I was wondering of anyone else had experienced this at all.
    The medication I am on is Sitgliptin, glicazide and Metformin.

    Many Thanks
    Hazel
     
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    What does your gp say it is Hazel?

    Nigel
     
  3. mrssmurf2

    mrssmurf2 · Active Member

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    I not been to GP about it. I know it sounds a bit silly but I don't like going I had a very bad experience with one of the Doctors at the surgery and feel a bit foolish now.
     
  4. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Hazel, as it's causing you some discomfort and concern then I would see a doctor and discuss this with them, try and avoid the gp in question and ask for one of the others.

    Nigel
     
  5. ebony321

    ebony321 · Well-Known Member

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    I read your post out of curiousity, i agree with Nigel.

    Ask to see a different GP, i assume your female from your username, if you don't want to ask for a specific doctor, you could request to see a female doctor, secretaries usually don't pry about what it's for then. (i use this trick as i avoid one of the doc's at my GP if they try putting me with an appointment with him)

    Of course guy's could try this one, but may get some funny looks? hehe.

    Don't let one bad experience put you off. There may be a really nice, patient caring Doc out there that could help you out in no time :)
     
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    It could be something like tendonistis (sp) which can cause clicking, soreness and pain as they become inflammed, so pop along to your docs and get it checked out, just may be a cause of anti-flam required..
     
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    As per the comments above, I'd recommend that you see a doctor.

    I've had clicking joints (ankles, elbows, toes, shoulders and hips :shock: ) since my mid-teens (I'm now 36.) After visits to the doctor and physio I was diagnosed with hypermobile joints which basically means they can 'slip' out of position. I'm used to it now, but even so I do get occasions where I can't pop them back into place and it can take a week or two to resolve.

    I'm also on Glic and Metformin, and have noticed that my 'clicking' has got worse since diagnosis but I put it down to weight loss - there's less fat holding my joints in position :lol:
     
  8. mrssmurf2

    mrssmurf2 · Active Member

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    Thanks for all your reply's.
    There is a nice Doctor at my srgery jst takes a bit of confidence going.
    I also suffer from depression and anxiety and I was goin g through a bad time in May. My husband was really worried as I was in a very bad emotional state and took me to said doctor. I was a wreck in front of him and he laughed and said 'well what can I do about it' My husband then left with me and subseqently I ended up in hospital for 5 days.
    I will definately go to doctor about clicking ankles as they seem to be hurting me more and more now.
    Many Thanks
     
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    bowell · Well-Known Member

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    For info;

    http://footforum.info/archives/2426.html

    Like the rest Pop along and see your GP or Podiatrist
     
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