Are there any solutions for continued calf, ankle and foot swelling? My numbers are back to normal and I try to monitor salt intake, but it's been a year and they look awful. I also have very strong muscle cramps, sometimes in the groin area and some times the calf. I take magnesium and Co Q10 every day. I came off Prednisone 2 months ago and still get very achy joints and stiff muscles. Takes a few moments to get started after sitting for awhwile. My heart is good and I'm anxious to get back to working out without additional cramping! Have lost 11 lbs with 40 more to go.
Post date: August 5, 2014
There are innumerable causes of swelling in the feet and ankles. I recommend that you continue to follow with your physician and follow a low salt diet. I find that if you keep your sodium intake to less than 2000 milligrams of sodium per day, that swelling tends to improve. I suggest that you review the information about the DASH diet at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/dash/
You should also consult with a dietitian about your current intake and ways in which you could further restrict your salt intake. This may also help muscle cramps.