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Anyone with RA experience ankle pain? Any recommendations that have helped?

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    • TurtleRose

      416d

      I have not read all the responses so I apologize if I repeat. I have ankle issues and drop foot. My suggestions are use a brace when it's really acting up, wear supportive shoe when you are not in bed, do range of motion exercises twice a day (might want to use lidocaine roll, or a number first), try to limit standing and walking but do it daily. The hardest thing can be remembering to keep using your ankles as much as you can. Our body's are like so many things in life, if you don't use them you lose them.

    • TurtleRose

      416d

      I have not read all the responses so I apologize if I repeat. I have ankle issues and drop foot. My suggestions are use a brace when it's really acting up, wear supportive shoe when you are not in bed, do range of motion exercises twice a day (might want to use lidocaine roll, or a number first), try to limit standing and walking but do it daily. The hardest thing can be remembering to keep using your ankles as much as you can. Our body's are like so many things in life, if you don't use them you lose them.

    • Valor

      416d

      Sleep with your feet elevated and stay off your feet as much as you can. I have lived through this. Not fun as I recently broke my shoulder! Ugh!!!! I think pain is a something I have to live with each day but it helps me to do deep breathing and imagining my favorite place.

      • Lots_of_ish

        416d

        @Valor yes I have been working with a pain clinic as well as a pain psychologist that has helped make the pain more manageable. Appreciate your input.

    • wise

      416d

      I've literally been using a cane since I was like 13 because it felt like my feet and ankles were bags of bones rather than feet and ankles. my 5th metatarsals give me the most trouble, and every time they shift it makes my ankle yank in a very uncomfortable direction

    • Annye

      416d

      I don’t have RA but I do experience a lot of ankle pain. I’ve always thought I do have RA but tests say otherwise.

    • Kingswife

      416d

      I have RA and I get the ankle pain. The best thing that has helped is not being on them for long. It also helps to wear shoes all of the time, except for sleeping, you may need to get house slippers for this. But you also got to make sure you get ones that are supportive. My ankles get so swollen so I cant use braces or compression socks. I do use lidocaine rollers though and that helps with the pain.

      • Lots_of_ish

        416d

        @Kingswife supportive slippers at home is a great idea. Thanks!

    • Neverlandgirl

      416d

      I find that ankle braces help a bit. They at least make me feel more comfortable knowing that I have a bit of extra support(I use the one that has an ankle strap and you wrap it around yourself) for my ankles and it helps so I don't stand weirdly.

      • Lots_of_ish

        416d

        @Neverlandgirl I was thinking of trying an ankle brace. Thanks for the tips!

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