Hello. Did you injure it? Did you get an insect bite?
No none of these Doc
Just turned red?
How long has this been going on for?
on and off for last couple of months but worse this time round.
Do you have any other health problems such as diabetes?
yes but type 2 controlled by diet. My recent blood tests indicated that I was keeping it in line
Well if this is recurrent then it is not likely to be a bug bite you didn't know you'd gotten
My most reasonable concern would be that this is an infection that has been either recurrent or smouldering
It would be very reasonable to treat you with antibiotics given the fact that you are a diabetic (although controlled) you are at a higher risk for infections such as this may be
And if it is not taken care of and were to get worse you are at risk of it spreading further which would be far worse than the risks of taking antibiotics (diarrhea/bacterial resistance).
This would be the most appropriate step to take.
Your primary care doctor can prescribe these for you.
so you don't think that it is damaged sensitive nerves in my foot
It is odd that it is one foot and not the other
No, if you have redness infection would be my first major concern and this pain is related to that. No you would be more likely to have infection of one foot and not both
a soft tissue infection - cellulitis
Another possibility would be complex regional pain syndrome aka reflex sympathetic dystrophy
but that would only be worked up after you don't respond to antibiotics
because infection is far far more likely
Do I go to my local doctor with these suggestions and see if they will act on your advice
Did I answer your question?
its the best advice I have had so far Doc