Hey everyone. Hope everyone is enjoying the new year so far. Well, Tuesday morning I woke at 6 am with my right (good) ankle aching, but I didn't think anything of it. Got dressed for work, but my boots (rubber sole, flat) on and the pain went away.
Went about my day. Then at lunch, headed to Target to pick up some stuff. Got off from work around 5:15 pm, driving home I was unable to brake with my foot due to the pain. By the time I got home at 6:00 pm, I pull off my boot and sock and foot was hugely swollen. I couldn't walk on it.
I started taking extra prednisone and my nighttime Vicodin. Neither did anything for the pain. By this time I was in tears--used topical pain relief creams--still no relief.
Prednisone sent me to the restroom three times that night and I had to hop--was not pretty.
Wednesday morning I had to call the ambulance to take me to the hospital. ER doctor said my ankle wasn't broke, but it was a bad sprain. He swears I wrenched it or twisted it. I never remember doing anything like that to it.
Again, this is a my good ankle, my left ankle is my "bad" ankle and I've had surgery on it for torn ligaments. Now, I'm off from work, on bed rest, on crutches, icing, ace bandaging my ankle.
My rheumy postponed my Remicade for two weeks due to insurance (new year)--so I'm going to have to hop there tomorrow (Friday) for my monthly drugs.
I'm wondering--is this normal to hurt yourself and not know it with diabetes and RA?
I've always known when I've injured myself before--at first I assumed with the cold weather that "Uncle Arthur" was just acting up--Rheumatoid Arthritis rearing its ugly head. But this is weird--like Twilight Zone weird.
Any thoughts? Has anyone had this problem before?