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Arthritis in ball of foot

(9 Posts)
Melmagpie Wed 10-Oct-12 21:00:31

I had some pain in the summer and the podiatrist said I had a bit of arthritis. I didn't really believe her and thought it was muscular, but now the pain is quite bad and it looks a bit swollen too - I'm limping a bit. Obviously I'll go back to the doc but just wondered if anyone else suffered from this - I'm 42 so hope this isn't the beginning of a steep arthritic decline - don't feel ready for that!

BlingLoving Wed 10-Oct-12 21:02:34

Gout? Or bunions? I have (thankfully minor) bunions but they flare up every now and again for no discernible reason.

NorthernNumpty Wed 10-Oct-12 21:05:16

Could it be metatarsalgia? Google it, many possible causes, I used to suffer when wearing heels all the time. Hardly wear them now so haven't noticed any pain in recent years.

Melmagpie Wed 10-Oct-12 21:23:27

Thank you all, have been googling your suggestions, and though I don't fit the typical profiles (not overweight, don't wear heels)all seem to be possibilities, esp gout. Hmm will see what doc says...

jalopy Wed 10-Oct-12 21:25:19

Mortons neuroma?

penona Wed 10-Oct-12 21:41:46

Mortons neuroma? They cause excruciating pain in the ball if your foot. Feels a bit like arthritis. I got mine diagnosed with an ultrasound.

Melmagpie Wed 10-Oct-12 22:43:44

Yes saw that on google - could be that. Wouldn't describe my pain as excruciating, just painful, stiff and swollen. Any tips on shoes, and home remedies for this kind of thing?

shitmagnet Thu 11-Oct-12 07:25:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Melmagpie Thu 11-Oct-12 07:33:32

I'm wondering if I could have RA. Not frequently, but every few years I seem to get an attack where some of my joints become massively problematic. Ten years ago I had a week where my knees and hips were painful and wouldn't take my weight. I had a similar thing with my hip last year. Then they recover. Does that sound like RA??

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