Injured tendons/muscles on top of foot. ER doctor placed brace, gave meds and made appt with podiatrist. Foot is hot/very painful with brace. Normal?

Are you sure?? When a 55 year old male is experiencing a very hot and painful foot, one should consider gout involvement, especially if the injury is questionable. All soft tissue injuries can become warm, swollen and painful, but usually respond to immobilization. The inflammation from gout will get worse with the compression offered by the brace. Just a thought.