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The ball of my foot is swollen. What could it be?

The ball of my foot is swollen. What could it be?

Swollen: As you can see from the other answers , there a number of possible causes. See your podiatrist for an evaluation and determination of the cause and formulation of a treatment plan . ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Bluman
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Foot Swelling (Definition)

Foot swelling is a clinical finding in which a person's foot becomes enlarged ...Read more


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The+ball+of+my+foot+is+swollen and hurts ?

The+ball+of+my+foot+is+swollen and hurts ?

Ball of foot pain: Numerous conditions can cause this. See a podiatrist and get an x-ray and maybe an mri. Conditions can include but, not limited to a stress fracture, cyst, even tumor. ...Read more

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The ball of my foot is swollen and throbbing pain when i stand or walk. What's this sound like?

The ball of my foot is swollen and throbbing pain when i stand or walk. What's this sound like?

Thronbbing: This could be a stress fracture or capsulitis / metatarsalgia . However, without x rays and an exam this is pure speculation. See your podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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The ball on my right foot is swollen and a bit painful. I never had an accident. Now I am walking over on my other foot. Any suggestions?

The ball on my right foot is swollen and a bit painful. I never had an accident. Now I am walking over on my other foot. Any suggestions?

Maybe overuse: Swelling can be caused by a variety of problems. Simple treatment consists of rice: rest, ice compression and elevation. Antiinflammatories are helpful if tolerated. Limit standing and walking and stay in a stiff shoe. Problems can include: stress fractures, capsulitis, pinched nerve, foreign body and infection. If it is not improving, see your podiatrist. Dr l. ...Read more

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I had a ball charlie horse the other night i woke up screaming in pain now my foot is swollen and bruised why?

I had a ball charlie horse the other night i woke up screaming in pain now my foot is swollen and bruised why?

This does: Not sound like Charlie horse to me.... DVT should be ruled out.... Any possibility you banged your foot? ...Read more

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Stepped on a nail and foot is swollen i put peroxide on it and soaked it in salt water and its been 2 days and my foot is still swollen. This is on the ball of my foot. Do i need to seer a doctor?

Stepped on a nail and foot is swollen i put peroxide on it and soaked it in salt water and its been 2 days and my foot is still swollen. This is on the ball of my foot.  Do i need to seer a doctor?

Have it evaluated: Deep puncture wounds can be potentially dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections. If the wound was deep enough they may lead to bone infections. You may need periodic debridement of you wound to remove any unhealthy tissue. ...Read more

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