Patients with multiple sclerosis who have reduced leg function, especially if they sit in a wheelchair all day tend to get swelling in her legs. However there are other causes of leg and foot swelling. This problem should be discussed with your mother's physician.
Thanks for your Reply!
I just took my mother to the dr. today and he said her swelling is a combo of her ms and arthritis. Thank you for taking the time to write! I was also wondering what the chances are of me getting ms? I have noticed a numb spot on my shoulder that tingles. Sometimes it is almost unbearable. I am close to the age my mom was diagnosed.
Because your mother has multiple sclerosis, you have a slightly greater risk of developing this disease. The risk is between 2-4% compared to the general population.This is not a big risk. Numbness is a nonspecific complaint and can have many causes. You might discuss your symptoms and concerns with your physician.
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