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A 49-year-old female asked:

I have a lot going on health wise..however i have sore swollen foot the top of the and pain full all over mostly the bottom..is this gout or a sprain?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
You may: Have a fracture. I doubt it is gout. You need to see a podiatrist.
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
Podiatry 41 years experience
Needs diagnosis: Gout is acute, exquisite pain generally occurring at night or early morning. It is characterized by swelling, redness and intense hypersensitivity to touch. Your problem requires some diagnostic imaging and an exam to diagnose. See a podiatrist.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: Foot pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy).
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
chronic pain.
Mar 21, 2014
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Could be neither?: Well, gout is easily proven with blood work. And a sprain is not hard to catch. Is possibly.

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