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Hi. Recently my GP suggested she thought I had some form of arthritis in my ankles. Even though they were swollen - fluid both in the joints and external to the joint confirmed from ultrasound, swollen legs (right worse than left), a feeling of tenderness which felt like my tendons, 'prickly heat' feeling, a general ache most of the time with more pain at limits of ROM, there was no evidence of heightened inflammatory markers!! Regular x-rays showed no marked degeneration. My left ankle was swollen probably twice its normal size and was red and tender.
I generally dont feel the best - more tired than anything. I find walking on uneven ground a right killer. While it doesnt keep me awake at night, it is uncomfortable.
No other joints are affected.
Unfortunately I can not get in to see a specialist for about three months.
What questions should I be asking? How do i best manage this till the specialist appointment?