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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What do swelling and painful inflammation above the toes indicate?

My dad’s foot is red and swollen above his toes on the outside half of the top of his foot. And it hurts in the middle of the red area. I’m hoping we can avoid a trip to an emergency clinic tonight. Wondering if you could give some advice. I can send a photo if that is an option.
Fri, 23 Feb 2018
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Hello welcome to the health care magic

Septic arthritis, gout can be the possibility.

Kindly send photo of swollen toe for giving further comment.

For gout serum uric acid can be investigated.

Local part x ray should be done for further work up

Take care
Hope your concern solved

Consult orthopedic surgeon for examination
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