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Suggest treatment for swelling in the left foot

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I have a swelling of my left foot. The swelling is at the top of the foot. It hurts whenever I put weight on the foot. What do you think is the cause of the swelling and pain?
Posted Fri, 17 Feb 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mahaveer Patil 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Needs further evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting the query.
I have gone through your question in detail.

if you have sustained a recent trauma,then the swelling may be due to a ligament sprain or a bony fracture in the foot.

If there was no history of trauma,then the swelling may be due to raised serum uric acid levels ( Gout ) or any kind of soft tissue swelling like tenosynovitis,cellulitis etc.

Before coming to a conclusion,i would like to know a few things-

1.Was there any recent foot injury?
2.Is the swollen area warm?
3.How big is the swelling?
4.Is the swollen area red?

If possible,do upload a photograph of the foot here so that we can quickly come to a diagnosis.

Feel free to ask me any follow up queries that you may have.
Will wait for the photograph and answers to the above questions.

Thank you.
Kind regards.
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