Brown freckles around ankles after prolonged standing?
Im a 28 year old male in good health.
I work out regularly, eat well, etc.
I began actively bodybuilding about 2 years ago, and have since gained about 50lbs (from 170 – 220).
Last May, I started a new job which demands I be on my feet 50 – 60 hours a week.
Six weeks into this job, I began to notice brown freckles around my ankles.
I asked my doctor about them and he said it looked like fluid retention frorm edema, or swelling in the lower extremities.
He asked me to check for swelling, which I did, 3 times a day (morning, afternoon, before bed) for a month.
Nothing, no swelling whatsoever.
He was at a loss so he made an appointment for me with a dermatologist, but I have since relocated to another city and I never made it.
Im on me feet even more at the place I’m at now, and the freckling has become more dense.
Im concerned it could be a circulation issue but I have no signs at all of poor circulation.
My feet don’t get cold, cuts heal fast, I don’t get athelete’s foot, etc.
So what could be causing the marks on my feet?
Im sure its from all the work I do standing up – after a week’s vacation when I just relaxed and kicked my feet up, the brown mottling on my ankles faded noticeably.
Could it be from the relatively fast weight gain, combined with 60 hours a week of standing up?
Is there anything I can do to alleviate it?
Would compression socks help?
Any advice or help would really be appreciated, I can’t find anything related to this condition anywhere, and my doc being baffled confuses me even more.