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Swollen ball of foot

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  • Posted By: Limping Jack
  • September 8, 2007
  • 02:19 PM

Hi. I'm a newby. Eight days ago my right foot became sore and tender at the base of my second toe. Based on previous examinations, I (and my MD) were pretty sure I had a case of gout. Usually I suffer through it for three-four days and it goes away, w/o meds. This happens less than once a year. This time, the symptoms almost went away, and then returned shifted to the ball of my foot. That's never happened before. I walk with a limp, putting weight on the outside of the right foot. I feel minor pain in the foot even when I am at rest. I take several meds for hypertension (nothing new or changed recently) and a minimal dose of Glucophage to manage slightly high blood sugar. I am about ten pounds overweight and in my early 60's. I checked out the "foot pain and" multiple symptoms, and none seem to apply. Any ideas? Can gout persist for long periods?

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