Foot swollen, painful for 4 weeks, x-rays negative

My left foot became swollen and painful 4 weeks ago.
I have no knowledge of injury. Extending the toes causes pain and a tight feeling from the ankle to the big toe, and there is pain across the area on top of the foot, right before the toes. X-rays were negative, and since I am nursing and can’t take anti-inflammatory meds, my physician had no other useful suggestions. The foot has been slowly improving, but the foot swells each day, and I still cannot wear a closed shoe. Could you please tell me what this might be?

1 Comment found

    Vivian Abrams DPM

    9 10

    Without examining your foot I can not be specific. These are some things I might consider. Stress fracture, Phlebitis, tendonitis. I suggest a diagnostic ultrasound or a MRI for furher information.


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