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Severe pain in right foot, subsided to dull pain in toes, foot numbness. Causes for symptoms?

I was skiing in XXXX in January and my right foot started having severe pain . I get migraine s a lot and know pain but this was sharp and intense and I was worried to even take my boot off for fear of it not going back on. The pain lasted several days and then subsided to a dull pain in my 2nd and 3rd toe at eh base of the joints. I thought it could be gout because my father gets it and I spent the previous weeks drinking beer and eating meat in XXXXX which is uncharacteristic for me. I am 35 and 5 9 and 160 pounds. I am training for a marathon and the foot hurts around 3 miles then goes numb. I don t even know what kind of doctor to see about this, help?
Asked On : Mon, 2 Apr 2012
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Hi Jessica,
Thanks for writing in.
From your symptoms, it could be gout, stress fractures or simply trauma. While the possibility of gout exists, it can be ruled out only by a complete physical examination and an aspiration from the swollen joint.
In the case of a stress fracture, too much of physical activity can cause an injury to the metatarsals ( the long bones at the base of the toes). This can lead to a fracture.
I would suggest you see an orrthopaedic surgeon for a complete evaluation and a Xray of the right foot ( both AP and lateral views would be needed)
Hope this helps.
Answered: Mon, 2 Apr 2012
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