I have had good luck with rubbing the ankle down with mineral ice or icy hot and wrapping it to keep the heat in. Although most doc's will recomend icing it. It seems to me I have had better luck with the linements and wrapping. I also start to drink 100% cherry juice which is an anti-inflamitory. Be careful of the juice though... might cause D. It doesn't in me, and I normally drink a quart a day when arthitis is flared up. But the GF has tried and if she drinks more than two glasses she gets D.
Haven't had any of these issues though since being on the Pred.
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet
as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09**down to 17.5 mg 1/22/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol