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Red swollen area on top of right foot right behind middle toes (metatarsal area) . its been 20 days with some improvement but still swollen and feels tender and stabbing pains and walking still hard and hurts?

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Dr. Daniel Berman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Might be shoes that you are wearing. Also, think about seeing Orthopedist or Podiatrist and have concern evaluated.

Answered 2/18/2023

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Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM answered

Specializes in Podiatry

This could be stress fracture to the metatarsal bones or joint capsulitis. X-rays will show if stress fracture involved. This requires proper immobilization orthotics might be required to distribute weight

Answered 2/24/2023

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