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couchtater
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   Posted 10/28/2016 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay, I'm having increased pain in my left ankle and toes in both feet. It feels like I've twisted my ankle, but I haven't.

Who do I need to see to treat this?
My rheumatologist ?
My primary?
An orthopedic doctor?

My rheumatologist told me not to let myself get in a bad flare before calling him. would this be considered a bad flare?

I'm not used to calling a doctor every time I hurt. I've learned to ignore most of my pains.
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors

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Alice22
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   Posted 10/30/2016 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I would probably call the rheumatologist's office and speak to the nurse, describe your symptoms, and ask her to ask the doctor what he thinks. My guess is that he or she will want to see you first. If it was just your toes I'd say maybe call a podiatrist but since it's your ankle too I'd start with the rheumatologist.

couchtater
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   Posted 10/30/2016 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks.

I hate dealing with chronic pain.
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

Alice22
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   Posted 10/30/2016 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I hear you. I do too. I hope you can get some relief soon. My upper arms hurt now when I sleep on them and I have no idea why, but that's another story.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2005 and rheumatoid arthritis in 1998. On Remicade since 2005 for both diseases. For UC tried sulfasalazine, Lialda, colazal and others which made me ill. Started 50 mg. Imuran July 2015. Use peppermint oil capsules and Bentyl which help during a flare and with IBS symptoms.

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