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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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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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My foot is swollen what could be the reason?

My foot is swollen what could be the reason?

Many possibilities! : Gout, infection, water retention, sprain, arthritis, just to name a few. A lot depends on the history and physical exam, so I would recommend seeing your doctor to determine the cause! ...Read more

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I have athletes foot and I soaked my foot in vinegar but now my foot is swollen. Why?

I have athletes foot and I soaked my foot in  vinegar but now my foot is swollen. Why?

Acid: Vinegar is an acid. You probable have a inflammatory reaction.By the way vinegar will not cure athletes foot. ...Read more

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