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Area between toes and ankle hurts to touch. Redness, no swelling. What is going on?

Hi So I just woke up and all of a sudden, the top of my left foot , area between my toes and ankle (mostly near the ankle part) hurts to touch and if I wear any sort of shoes that press on that area it hurts A LOT and the pain shoots up my leg. What is going on?!?! There isn t any swelling , the color is just slightly redder than my other foot... Thanks for all your help
Asked On : Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

According to your description , pain over your toes and ankle seems to be inflammatory in nature. It can be due to an acute attack of gout.

I advice you to give you rest to the foot, take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain and inflammation and consult your doctor for thorough examination of ankle and foot and rule out any infective cause.

Wishing you good health..
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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