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swollen ankles and very stiff legs

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by susie1953, May 31, 2018.

  1. susie1953

    susie1953 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    for some time now my ankles swell up and when i walk im like a robbot because my legs are so stiff all the time im type 2 on insulin has anyone else had this
     
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    Jenny15 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Probably something you should ask your nurse or doctor about, could be a sign of something other than diabetes?
     
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    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I agree with Jenny @susie1953
    Best get it check out, could be any number of things.
     
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    tsouza Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps diabetic diet with reduced or no salt added could help. I had similar problem with swelling in ankles, and was told it was water retention due to excess sodium. I still take Lasix every morning.
     
  5. susie1953

    susie1953 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    thank you for your replys i see the nurse this week i will have a chat to her about it , a few people said about water retention i will get it checked out thanks sue
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    It sounds rather like the issues I have with water retention/oedema, the first of which I've had intermittently for many years and from well before I was ever diabetic. For me I belieive water retention has in part been a combination of blood pressure, being on my feet for long periods and hot weather, but the oedema has only been a problem since last year and is far worse than just my fat ankles.

    As a temporary measure try to keep your feet up whenever possible - as my GP once charmingly put it "keep you feet higher than your bum"... it will help reduce the swelling for the time being. But definitely get things checked out as already suggested.

    Robbity
     
  7. susie1953

    susie1953 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi thank you for your reply im putting my feet up as much as i can i cant walk around to much at the momment my legs hurt but i will get it checked out this week i will let you know how i get on thanks again sue
     
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    Energize Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible this could be related to taking a statin? Certainly stiff joints can be a side effect. Hope you get to the bottom of it.
     
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