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A 35-year-old male asked:

My wife has a sore right foot on the outside edge. its red in color and minor swelling. very sore for her to walk. any idea what this?

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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).

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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