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what are possible causes of foot pain"?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
So many: Injury, infection, gout, arthritis, nerve and circulatory causes are some.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: Your 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).

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