Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:54 AM
it and keep on twisting it. I have been to a holistic clinic and did acupuncture. They both said that the problem was in my intestines and that I had problems absorbing the nutrients and vitamins. They didn't make the link to celiac disease (have had stomach aches, mouth ulcers, apin in my legs, etc, for years)
Through a natural health practioner I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Since may 2011 I have been on a gluten free diet.
Last week I twisted my right ankle. It is not broken, but can't walk normally for 5 weeks.
I was wondering if my ankle problems can be linked to celiac disease, maybe osteoporosis or reuma or maybe someone has an idea?
Thanks in advance for your reactions
Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:13 AM
But yeah, I seem fine then seemingly randomly a foot will twist under me for absolutely NO REASON. I faceplant myself on the ground as gracefully as possible and notice then when I try to get up that standing on that let just is not going to happen. I won't even speculate on if it's the same sort of issue causing both our problems or what that issue is. But I am paranoid now because it's been a good few years since this has happened.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:41 AM
I really don't know the answer to your question about the relation to twisted ankles. I guess another way to think of that would be weak or extra stretchy tendons. But it seems like it could be possible,. Celiac can affect any area of the body. Mal-nourishment (meaning lack of essential vitamins) not underweight), can make it difficult for the body to heal and maintain itself. Seems to me that could cause a problem with tendons.
I used to twist my ankles fairly often as a teen running up and down the hills in SE Ohio on our family farm. I haven't had a problem with it for many years though. Maybe because I like to let the hills have their quiet time these days. But running through the woods can do that to you.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:17 PM
Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:27 PM
Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:54 PM
Wow...hadn't added my rubber knees to my list of symptoms that were improved gluten-free - nice.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:45 AM
I don't know for sure but I wonder if the excess water weight and swelling from inflammation I had contributed to the dislocations. Don't know just glad they don't happen as often.
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celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
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Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:28 AM
I too, am hesitant to throw good money at doctors when half the time the thing goes away on its own.
But I just wonder if a visit to a podiatrist isn't in order. Mine diagnosed me immediately. If I had gone to one years earlier, I might not have deteriorated as badly as I have Live and learn.
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:33 PM
When I was about 11 I twisted my left ankle really badly, and it was black with deep bruises and very swollen. An x-ray showed that it had a small fracture. Since then it has continued to give me problems. When I was a teen it was always turning over or getting re-fractured. My parents just accused me of being clumsy (they didn't bother to try and find out what was making me so clumsy...sigh).
The last time I fractured it was about 3 years ago, and that time I started to see a physical therapist. She said that the damage over the years had caused the tendons to stretch and the whole area to be arthritic. My left leg is also now about 1/2" longer than the right leg, which probably doesn't help with balancing. She gave me some stretches to do, which help, and I try to keep active on it without too much strain (elliptical machine at the gym is great).
As for the cause, I really don't know. It could have been gluten-related clumsiness, gluten-related bone issues, or just a bad fall that caused a chain-reaction of other events. I read quite a bit recently about gluten-related stress fractures, which makes me think it might be gluten related.
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