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What could cause the pain and swelling on top of my foot and outside of ankle?

What could cause the pain and swelling on top of my foot and outside of ankle?

Ankle pain: The pain could be from many things. First, was there any trauma? It could be bone, nerve, ligament, tendon, osteochondral defect . Would see a foot surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What would cause sudden pain and swelling on the top of left foot and ankle, no known injury and no heart prob.

What would cause sudden pain and swelling on the top of left foot and ankle, no known injury and no heart prob.

Two causes that come: to my mind, without any injury (fall or something heavy falling on the foot or ankle) are Gout or Pseudogout. Others include maybe an insect bite. See your PCP to have a blood test and even some fluid removed from the swollen part might provide an answer(Dx). ...Read more

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My 28/295 son has pain and swelling on the top of his left foot . Causing him to limp. Takes norvace 10mg, other wise healthy. Reasons?

My 28/295 son has pain and swelling on the top of his left foot . Causing him to limp. Takes norvace 10mg, other wise healthy. Reasons?

Orthopedic vs. med: If he has no swelling of his right foot, he most likely has an orthopedic problem in the left foot. Stress fracture is one possibility. Keep in mind, though, that Norvasc (amlodipine) can cause (usually painless) swelling in the lower extremities. Although this would normally be expected to affect both sides equally, differences in vein function between the two legs may cause swelling to be one-sided. ...Read more

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What could be causing my foot pain and swelling on the top of my left foot? It hursts all day with no relief, and i did not enjure the foot.

What could be causing my foot pain and swelling on the top of my left foot? It hursts all day with no relief, and i did not enjure the foot.

Foot Pain: Foot pain and swelling can be caused numerous reasons. Just a few are stress fractures, capsulitis, tendonitis. I would recommend seeing a specialist' and getting an x-ray and possible mri. ...Read more

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Swelling & pain on top of one foot. Third week. May have been caused by bad dress shoes, but unsure. Any advice I would be deeply grateful for.

Swelling & pain on top of one foot. Third week. May have been caused by bad dress shoes, but unsure. Any advice I would be deeply grateful for.

Podiatrist: Best to see the expert on this - the Podiatrist. One episode of bad dress shoe should not result in 3 weeks of swelling/pain, unless you caused some significant damage. Possible bruising/vessel damage and nerve impingement which could take a time to resolve, but best to see the expert. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have pain and slight swelling to the top of my foot and pain that goes up & down the outside of my leg (from knee down). I am 57 female had diabetes (no insulin) and have bone on bone knees (insides only). What can be causing the pain and should I see

I have pain and slight swelling to the top of my foot and pain that goes up & down the outside of my leg (from knee down). I am 57 female had diabetes (no insulin) and have bone on bone knees (insides only).  What can be causing the pain and should I see

Depends on the cause: 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). ...Read more

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I have pain and swelling on the top of my foot, how can I tell if its arthritis?

I have pain and swelling on the top of my foot, how can I tell if its arthritis?

Stiffness: Arthritic pain is generally worse first thing in morning or after sitting idle and trying to move. Stiffness and aching are usually the types of pain. ...Read more

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Top of foot turning black and swelling, what could be the cause.?

Top of foot turning black and swelling, what could be the cause.?

Foot turning black: Something must have happened for that black swelling to occur. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Things should work out OK. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of sudden pain of top of foot with the apeearance of a bump and swelling? Thank u

What are possible causes of sudden pain of top of foot with the apeearance of a bump and swelling? Thank u

Cyst of some type: Several things can cause it, there are deposits like lipomas, epidermal cysts, that are benign but can be painful. A common problem in that area can be a ganglion cyst. These are small benign growths that occur on tendons. They are all easily sorted out on physical exam. You should see a primary care doctor. ...Read more

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