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Why is top of foot swelling and pain at toe joints

By Anonymous September 11, 2017 - 8:06pm
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Top of foot swelling and pain at toe joints don't know what I did

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

We cannot say exactly what the problem is but if you didn't have an accident, you may have Gout. Gout is a disease caused by inflammation from an accumulation of uric acid crystals around the joint. Your body may make too much uric acid, or have difficulty getting rid of uric acid. Not everyone with high uric acid levels in the blood has gout.

Symptoms of gout can begin suddenly, often in the big toe, with acute pain that may come and go in a day (a gouty attack). Attacks may not recur for some time, although typically when someone has had one attack, they will eventually get another.

Please contact your doctor for further help.

September 12, 2017 - 4:53am
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