Not a diabetic, and no blood clots

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My foot is severely swollen and painful, for last 10 days..been to primary doctor twice, sent me for blood clots which were negative and now assumes gout, and prescribed meth pack which isnt helping, even getting worse. Ive tried the old wives tales of cherries and a gout diet to no avail. My next move i guess is emergency room..anybody have any ideas? I have pics of foot if i figure out how to post

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    I busted my ankle nearly 3 years ago and had a lot of problems with my foot too, it was sometimes that bad I wondered what was going on.  I fell before I could wAlk and thought I'd busted my foot because the pain was that bad. I had XRAYS and was told I had no fractures in my foot. My foot still continued to hurt but I was told it was from busting my ankle. I still get pain in my ankle but very rarely in my foot anymore. If it's anything like mine, it should go in time which was months. Good luck.

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    Hi Chuck,

    What a nasty surprise for you with that suddenly swollen foot. Assuming your practitioner did rule out blood clots, diabetes or pre-diabetes, and measured your blood uric acid levels for gout (and they were normal), it's probably guesswork for now.

    Yes, a picture of your foot would be interesting to see, but it wouldn't necessarily prove anything, unless there was something odd going on, like bad discoloration, bulging in spots, or puss coming out of skin.

    If it were me I wouldn't wait longer if your condition persists, or gets worse. There could indeed be a medical problem behind it, and perhaps a specialist and not your primary physician is the one to ferret out cause and effect.

    Good luck.

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    if it is gout, very painful and needs specific medication ( not my personal experience but that of a friend) Kpower's advice is excellent...if your doctor isn't finding the solution, you need another doctor...a specialist. good luck

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    Dear Chuck

    I had this when I had a TAR five years ago and asked for one of those elasticated stockings and that made a heck of a difference along with iceing.   Good luck. Richard

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