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Herman, MN
A 41-year-old female asked:

in a boot cast, foot not broke. very sore and swollen on top of foot but why where it hurts and where it's swollen is it red???

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Differential: Diagnosis would include stress fracture, infection, gout.....

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