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A 45-year-old male asked:

Have a swollen ankle and foot. excruciating pain. thought it was gout. has felt better in three days. i can't even stan up on it.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Time to see: The foot doctor. May need an x-ray. And your diagnosis certainly may be right.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Maybe it is: Gout.....If your in that much pain- get yourself to a doctor.
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
Wound care 36 years experience
Foot/ankle pain: Podiatrists see this everyday; foot and ankle pain are very common and can be caused by a variety of both medical and podiatric problems. Is there a history of an injury? Is there a history of a sudden exercise program without proper training? Is there a family history of gout? Of other medical problems? These all have to evaluated by a podiatrist along with your primary.

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Last updated May 17, 2021

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