Not what you're looking for? CLICK HERE INSTEAD
(The Woodlands, TX)
I have been having my ankles swelling for about 2 to 3 weeks now. I have been trying to keep my sodium levels down. I had noticed that my ankles would swell even after eating a low sodium meal. At that time I determined it might be the chicken since the swelling got worst after eating chicken for the second time in a day. So, I did an experiment. One day I did not eat any chicken for protein or any animal protein for that matter. The swelling went completely down. The next day I had a whey protein shake and I swelled but just a little. The following day I ate tuna without worsening but the day after that I ate shrimp with scallops in a very light low sodium sauce and brown rice. Right after I ate it I started feeling my feet tingle. It even went up my left leg a bit up to my thigh. My ankles got swollen shortly after that. Could this be something having to do with my body not being able to break down animal protein? Or could it be diabetes? Or Peripheral Neuropathy caused by diabetes? Please help. I should say that I had been vegetarian for about 6 years before I got pregnant with my son. I had cravings for chicken when I was expecting though I didn't give in many times. I ended up having him
Click here to add your own comments
Click here to add your own comments
Return to Ask the doctor.
Johns Hopkins Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
American Academy of Pediatrics
Penn State Medical Center
National Institutes of Health
Columbia University Department of Rehabilitation
Stanford Health Care
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute
Mount Sinai Hospital
Institute for Chronic Pain
University of Florida Health
American Family Physician
University of Maryland Medical Center
Michael D. Ebeling
Tampa, Florida 33624
Thanks for a most interesting website, which has helped a lot.
I usually do my research on the Mayo clinic website. I think your website is the most informative site I have found when researching foot pain.
I thank you for putting together this incredible website.
....I have been told that it is not hard enough to be cut off. Please help, I am not sure what to do now! THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL AND VERY HELPFUL SITE!
You have an unusually clear, informative and well-written website for laypersons. Thank you for that.
Mansfield Ctr, CT
First, I'd like to thank you for all the information that you provide on your website and the opportunity to write to you.
First, I want to let you know that you have the best web site I've found related to foot issues. (The only thing I had difficulty finding was the "ask a question" page.)
I received the orthotics Monday afternoon and began wearing them Tuesday. After two days I would say that I have noticed a huge improvement in the discomfort I have been experiencing. My foot feels better than it has in months.
I greatly admire someone like you who would donate and dedicate so much time and effort to helping strangers with no compensation. Truly, it is uncommonly kind. And your site is so intelligently arranged.
Pacific Grove, CA
I used to work for a podiatrist (front desk) back during summers in
college years ago, so I know the benefits of good care. Again, I want
to thank you for an EXCELLENT website. It was so great to get to your
site (top of google search) and actually find all the answers I needed
EASILY and QUICKLY! Clearly you put a ton of work into it and I really
All the best,
By the way, millions of websites could use yours as a guideline on how to organize information and make the site user-friendly. Kudos to you!
Thank you for your very interesting and informative site!
By Marc Mitnick DPM © 2006-2021, foot-pain-explained.com LLC
Solo Build It!