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May be i have tracked a good possibility here for my big to and ankle and knee problems.

minka
minka

foot-pain-explored.com/blue...

It called blue toe syndrom

Well i told you i had had a double hernia repai and that all this stemmed 10 week after this with ankle pain like i had sprained my ankle.

Could it be when they whent into my guts to do this some sort of plack broke off from withinside my main artery ie

blue toe syndrome, the plaque tends to break off from blood vessels near the groin and abdomen (the abdominal aorta-iliac-femoral arterial system). It travels through the blood stream and gets lodged in the small blood vessels of the foot. This limits the flow of oxygen and glucose to the toes, both of which are needed to keep cells alive. The result is destruction and death of the surrounding tissues. The toes start to turn a blue purple colour due to the lack of oxygen and blood suppy

Now this makes sence to me as i still get discomfort in this area and but it down to the mesh bonding with my mussles.

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I'm glad you know what it is - but is your toe safe from dropping off?

minka
minka in reply to oldtimer

that a good point i dont know but ive got a docs appointment at another docs tomorrow at 6.45 pm see how we do with him could not get in at my docs cos most are off sick so they gave me a hub number im wishing i had left me hernia alone and waited till it was an emergeny now. i would have still been doing my 4 mile walks through the summer at least

allanah
allanah in reply to minka

Yes I said circulation and see your doc! Glad you are doing that !!!!

minka
minka in reply to oldtimer

Good point I don't know they have left me long enough 10 months in all

Since a lot of us have had exploratory cameras fed into our arteries through the groin area, this would very probably mean we are at risk from bits of plaque going into the bloodstream during this process. It looks a likely answer to me, and I am thankful that my symptoms were not this acute, but just a light swelling with pus at the edge of my big toenails. Well done for spotting this Minka.

minka
minka in reply to JanetR

It's an interesting g point as we get older isn't it their is bound to be muck in their bit like running g your car without an oil change We all need a new filter lol and an oil change as we get older

What did doc say ??

minka
minka in reply to allanah

go today allanha 6.45 the saga continues

allanah
allanah in reply to minka

Let us know what happens xx good luck x

Hi he said do you have any Ra in fact joy cos their is something going on here that's inflammatory related he wants an ultrasound on ankle and bloods doing againbut I know nothing will show meanwhile I'm tingling all over this morning and itching like a pig today with sweat like a pig this morning woke me up at 1,30 god do I itch with this thing must have done a bit to much yesterday putting stuff from Xmas back in attic to much trying not enough resting which I'm fed up of doing in 10 months

allanah
allanah in reply to minka

Well if it gets worse go back x hope u feel better soon x

minka
minka in reply to allanah

thanks allanah hope it dosnt get any worse than it is cos its bad enough but i bet you a new car nothing shows up on the bloods i must be realy wierd person that this has now come back with a vengance just walked to shop to see if i can do it not far but far enough its funny how my limits have come down from 2 months ago. realy makes me fed up when i thought this was just a bit of a sprained ankle now im back on here I swet like mad yesterday night

allanah
allanah in reply to minka

Ye man, it does sound like a flare, pain , you got hot , exhausted , can walk less . If no better when he gets bloods back maybe he'll give you some steroids to help? Don't know but just hope it improves x

minka
minka in reply to allanah

yes allanah was on steroids and taken off them now back to square one. one thing i have noticed my nails on hands grow back real fast MOST WOMEN WOULD ENVEY THE SPEED ON NAIL GROWTH.

allanah
allanah in reply to minka

Mine as opposite , thin and brittle! You maybe need another course to get you over this flare or maybe see your Rheumy to see if your ra needs more treatment x good luck x

minka
minka in reply to allanah

i dont even have a rumi doc now was discharged by letter because they said nothing showing in bloods

That looks sore, is it? I wonder if you've loss of blood supply, that's the most obvious concern when extremities turn blue.

Interestingly my h has recently had another angiogram & again was catheterised through his groin (femoral artery), his preferred option as his arm inevitably never allows easy access. This time they had difficulty inserting the catheter but eventually managed though it's resulted in a rather large bruise. Anyway, the reason for telling you this is both times he's had femoral catheterisation he's been told to look out for a change in the colour of his toes & if this happened to call & tell them or present himself at the ward where he was taken for recovery. Fortunately all's been well apart from soreness & bruising around the area (including his testicles), no change in his toes but I asked him what colour did they say to look out for & he didn't ask so I've just had a look online & it's blue! So, do you think your hernia op could be relative to you toes?Worth questioning or reminding your GP you've recently had a hernia op, if it was relatively recent?

minka
minka in reply to nomoreheels

hi i did tel them about hernia opperation and all this happened 8 weeks after and i was doing so well no problems then ankle started off which spread into the knee now i feel like one leg is shorter than the other.

nomoreheels
nomoreheels in reply to minka

Could be delayed post op swelling?

minka
minka in reply to nomoreheels

WELL ITS BEEN 12 MONTHS NOW SINCE OPPERATION I WISH IT WAS POST OP SWELLING

allanah
allanah in reply to minka

Maybe talk to another doc in your practice ?? Is the toe still blue ? Very strange!! X

minka
minka in reply to allanah

its gone down a bit im managing at the moment but my foot and ankle now feel like they are dried out bone what this is i dont know no swelling as such loog normal but trying to walk on it well thats another issue and the opposite knee is not a happy bunny either cos im using this to keep me up more even with walking stick I dont know if rum swells or not but this seems to be turning into like dry bones and cartlidge. how this cant show on mri i dont know but its fast at 10 months now. Do you know if rum swells or not? my grans did

allanah
allanah in reply to minka

Don't know what rum is minka , but you got swelling etc but ra not showed up yet in blood tests. Sounds weird that the doc doesn't want to do more tests! Think if it keeps going another doctor might be more helpful x hope otherwise you are ok?

minka
minka in reply to allanah

NO SWELLING after the inital time that it whent. like no water in joint now at all just hot and tingling but when you touch it its not hot

allanah
allanah in reply to minka

Even I feel it's not RA related it's unusual for it to be feel hot and tingly . Needs a different doc to " take it seriously" maybe?

Ah well, you see I read it was 10 weeks, no wonder you're shouting lol! 🤔😋

allanah
allanah in reply to nomoreheels

Probably just got capital letter lock on!

nomoreheels
nomoreheels in reply to allanah

It was said tongue in cheek A, I guessed he had hence the lol, questioning & smiling tongue out emoticons. x

minka
minka in reply to nomoreheels

no 10 months since start

nomoreheels
nomoreheels in reply to minka

Ok, thanks. So maybe not then eh?! 🙄

allanah
allanah in reply to nomoreheels

Well that's the problem, u need more medical advice, could be anything .

nomoreheels
nomoreheels in reply to allanah

Yes, could be. Def more investigation needed & I'd be pushing cause it doesn't look at all right from the pic. You were a nurse A, lack of blood supply do you think? Inflammation though? Over to you!

allanah
allanah in reply to nomoreheels

Well I can't guess here and we aren't allowed to give medical advice here ,so yeah Minka mate, see docs ! Xxx