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A couple of days ago pain started in the ball of 1 foot mostly below big toe. Now making me limp. Getting over a bad cold. Is cold possible cause?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Gout?

Doubtful that common cold would cause pain in foot below big toe.
More likely culprit in middle aged men is gout. Go see your doc for exam & diagnosis. You may need blood test to check your uric acid level. Goal is <6mg/dl. Check online for low uric acid diets. Go to http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/gout/hic_gout.Aspx & http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/gout/ds00090 for more info.

In brief: Gout?

Doubtful that common cold would cause pain in foot below big toe.
More likely culprit in middle aged men is gout. Go see your doc for exam & diagnosis. You may need blood test to check your uric acid level. Goal is <6mg/dl. Check online for low uric acid diets. Go to http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/gout/hic_gout.Aspx & http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/gout/ds00090 for more info.
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