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I have redness, a slight swelling and a burning pain on the

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I have redness, a slight swelling and a burning pain on the ball of my foot nearest to the side of my left foot.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
Dear customer
Welcome to justanswer.com and thank you for your question.
I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort. I will do whatever I can to help answer your questions .First I need a little more information-
Do you have history of injury to foot?
Any previous history of such pain on ball of your foot?
Are you overweight?
I am waiting for your reply..
Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No history of foot pain but I am slightly overweight.
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 2 years ago.
Dear customer,
Thank you for providing quick additional info.
The redness, a slight swelling and a burning pain on the ball of your foot you are having can be due to an injury unknowingly to you.
Another possibilities that can cause such pain are:Metatarsalgia (pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot),certain foot abnormalities, arthritis, ill-fitting shoes, wearing high heels too often, or any abnormal pressure to the ball of the foot.
Being over weight can cause extra pressure & cause Metatarsalgia.
You have done the right thing by taking tab.Ibuprofen to get relief from pain & burning sensation till you get an appoint from your doctor.
X-ray of the affected/painful area of foot will be done to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done accordingly.Blood tests may be required to rule out causes like arthritis.
So I advise you to wait to get the appointment.If still you do not get appointment,then you can go to ER.
Hope this helped.
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Dr. Robert
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