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My right foot has become painful without obvious injury. The

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My right foot has become painful without obvious injury. The pain is in the forefoot area on top of my foot near the base of my 2nd-3rd toe. The area is slightly swollen and walking is really painful. The foot feels stiff. Walking makes it worse. I'm an otherwise healthy 32 year old woman, healthy weight. Never wear high heels, was wearing very sensible supportive sandals when the pain started. It's been about 48 hours now.
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the pain can be from tendonitis, gout, fasciitis in the foot, arthritis

that is good you are trying ice and ibuprofen and elevation

if those are not helping, you need to go see a doctor right away at the ER or see a podiatrist right away

blood testing for uric acid can check for gout.

xrays of the foot can check for swelling and hairline fractures.

MRI scan of the foot can check for bursitis and arthritis or tendonitis

treatments will depend on what is found.

do you have a GP doctor you can see soon?

or a hospital A&E or urgent care center where you can go and get your foot examined by your doctor

another possibility is a cellulitis or joint space infection which would need antibiotic therapy.
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