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FEELING OF RUBBER BANDS AROUND ANKLES?
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Does anyone have this feeling? Every once in a while it feels like a rubberband is tightening around my left ankle. Anyone else?
Posted on 06/16/08, 02:09 pm
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Reply #1 - 06/16/08  2:38pm
" yes, both my ankles hurt alot and feel like there's a rope tied around them. its so weird. sometimes they feel warm then sometimes they feel like there's cold water on them. "
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Reply #2 - 06/16/08  3:02pm
" yes, my ankles and the knew area.... "
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Reply #3 - 06/16/08  3:07pm
" sorry meant the knee area..... also this weekend I had this funny stiffness in my hand my fingers would not bend....and it hurt so bad..... but soon relaxed and i could close it. "
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Reply #4 - 06/16/08  3:37pm
" I've noticed my knees feel funny somtimes too. I felt like i was the only one with ankle & knee feelings. MS is so weird. "
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Reply #5 - 06/16/08  7:03pm
" I have heard this referred to as tight band syndrome....so it is a well known symptoms in MS. I have not felt tightness around my ankles, but I have around my thighs and in my abdominal area (commonly referred to as the MS hug). It would be interesting to do more research on it, but I believe the tight feeling is due to spastic muscles as well as sensory changes. "
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Reply #6 - 06/16/08  7:08pm
" I have had this all the way along.
I notice it more in my right ankle but it is really noticeable when I am tired and be on my feet too long or if it gets really hot. Resting and a cold pack alleviates the annoyance for me. "
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Reply #7 - 08/19/11  4:28pm
" hi. i'm having this same problem. have you resolved yours? "
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Reply #8 - 08/19/11  4:36pm
" Yep, ankles are just now starting to hurt! Like I ran for miles and hadn't ran before. And my hands/ fingers the pain and stiffness?? When I was driving in town back in march..they were sore and stiff..didn't want to let go of the steering wheel. That's when I went to the Rheumatologist as my dad has RA. All Rhuematologist tests including Lyme came back great! It has happened since..not as severe as that time though. And I get the tightening on ankles, calves, index fingers, neck, pelvis, big toes, they take turns. Isn't it strange?? "
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Reply #9 - 08/19/11  9:28pm
" Camcar,
I have it around both ankles, I just had an episode and he the band sensation around my leg just below the knee. It gets tighter feeling and the loose for awhile but never goes away. Everytime I have a flare I keep the new symptoms, I also have more numbing on the right leg.
I'm sorry you are having this bs!

Kevin "

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