Swollen ankle, red, warm, high blood pressure. Treatment?
Hi, Thank you. For almost a week I have had one swollen ankle. It is getting worse and there is redness in the area and it is warm to the touch. I have not injured myself. I do have high blood pressure, I am reasonably active but have a desk job. I do a strenuous uphill walk for an hour a day. I am concerned this might be a blood clot and want to know if I should seek emergency treatment?
Hi, thank you for posting. All the signs you refer makes me think it is a inflammation of articular cartilage microbiale. I recommend x-ray imaging of swollen ankle. It will show if your cartilage is damaged or no. I also recommend a blood test to help us finding the diagnose. Even it is not damaged you should get antibiotic broad spectrum-antibiotic. I think this is an emergency treatment. *You should contact your rheumatologist. Take care.
I find this answer helpful
1 user finds this helpful
You found this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer.
For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]