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swelling over top of left foot

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Annie, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. Annie

    Annie New Member

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    A month or so ago, I had a swelling across the top of my right foot, which took a few weeks to subside, but now I have a similar swelling over the top of the left foot, and a very painful joint just below the big toe. Standing is painful, so is sitting, and the throbbing is no better throughout the night. I am not overweight, and am "painfully puzzled"
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    Swelling and pain can be caused by far too many factors to draw any meaningful conclusions based only on the fact that you've had it twice.
  3. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Hi Annie,

    Hope you are feeling better. Is the joint red & swollen. Gout is famous for attacking the hallux joint. It is a very painful attack. You need to see a doctor, If you are having these attacks often. Sometimes it is caused by certain foods. Always see a doc.
    Good luck
  4. Annie

    Annie New Member

    Thank you - yes, I thought of gout, but my doc did a blood test last time and said no trace. Still swollen and very painful at base of big toe and swells across top during day. Following the same pattern as last time (other foot ) - next toe along now inflamed. Taking paracetamol, rubbing Ibuprofen gel on, but not a lot of relief

    Thanks for posting Annie

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