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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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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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My foot is swollen. How do I make it go down if I don't have any medicine?

My foot is swollen. How do I make it go down if I don't have any medicine?

Ice, elevation, rest: Ice, elevation and compression couples with rest will help the swelling go down if you have had a minor sprain. If this swelling is from any other reason you need to seek medical help to determine the cause. It could be gout, infection or even a clog in an artery or vein. ...Read more

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I got a bug bite on my foot & now my foot is swollen. Could this be serious?

I got a bug bite on my foot & now my foot is swollen. Could this be serious?

Infection: If you are sure it was a bug bite and your whole foot is swollen it is quite possible you have a infection and yes this could be serious if left not treated see your podiatrist or family doctor and be accessed. ...Read more

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My left side (middle)of the bottom of my foot is swollen, and painful to the right. What should I do?

My left side (middle)of the bottom of my foot is swollen, and painful to the right. What should I do?

Rest, ice, compess: To start. Howver, see podiatrist to get proper evaluation and treatment. You will likely require x-rays to fully evaluate. ...Read more

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My toe was red, and now my foot is swollen, what happened?

My toe was red, and now my foot is swollen, what happened?

Need more info: Hard to say for sure without a complete history and examination. See the podiatrist! could be a variety of things - bug bite, gout attack, infection, etc. Don't wait to have it checked! ...Read more

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My foot is swollen but not bruised. Could it still be broken?

My foot is swollen but not bruised. Could it still be broken?

More history: Hard to say without some more history of the events leading up to the swelling. If the story has limited velocity or stress and it's painless swelling it's unlikely fractured. Always best to have your MD do an exam and take a history to determine your risks. http://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/injuries-and-wounds/foot-swelling ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle and now my foot is swollen and purple. What should I do?

I sprained my ankle and now my foot is swollen and purple. What should I do?

Rest: Ice, compression, elevation, an antiinflammatory if not contraindicated. If very swollen consider crutches, a walking boot if you can't crutch walk. Consider xrays to make sure no fracture. ...Read more