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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.

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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