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Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Question: My left ankle was swollen for about a week then it turned into swollen by my toes I don’t remember injuring my left ankle. I am on my feet a lot but now my toes seem to be swollen. there’s no pain at all just swollen and I am concerned
                                                       
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Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Get uric acid, X-ray of joint if persists and anti inflammatory drugs

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all it's sad to know what you had been going through lately.

Based on the history you have shared, such swelling can be presenting complaint in case of gouty arthritis. I would advise to get your uric acid checked as well as Xray of affected joint to see any signs of tophi of uric acid as well as to rule out any deformities or joint effusions in ankle joint as well as tarsometatarsal joints.

If problem persists, orthopedic surgeon review or Rheumatologist review may be needed.

Meanwhile using OTC analgesics like acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can be helpful for symptomatic relief. Also using topical application of ibuprofen or capciasin gels can be helpful.

Hope this has answered your query. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Regards
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Brief Answer: Get uric acid, X-ray of joint if persists and anti inflammatory drugs Detailed Answer: Hi! Welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all it's sad to know what you had been going through lately. Based on the history you have shared, such swelling can be presenting complaint in case of gouty arthritis. I would advise to get your uric acid checked as well as Xray of affected joint to see any signs of tophi of uric acid as well as to rule out any deformities or joint effusions in ankle joint as well as tarsometatarsal joints. If problem persists, orthopedic surgeon review or Rheumatologist review may be needed. Meanwhile using OTC analgesics like acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can be helpful for symptomatic relief. Also using topical application of ibuprofen or capciasin gels can be helpful. Hope this has answered your query. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Regards