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I'm a healthy 46 year old woman. I am 5'2" and 120 pounds.

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I'm a healthy 46 year old woman. I am 5'2" and 120 pounds. Last night, through the night, and first thing this morning, my right foot is throbbing on the top. I have never felt this before. It hurts a great deal. What is going on??
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
Is there any swelling? redness?
Did you have any trauma?
Did you take any medicine?
Is there any past major illness?
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
I was waiting for your reply.
I noticed you went offline.
I am sending the answer so that you can see it when you come on line.
If you have any query after reading it, please ask.
There can be a few possibilities for the pain.
This can be due to an inflammation of the joint or arthritis.
Gout is a common condition.
It can cause throbbing pain.
Throbbing pain can also occur with in infection.
The symptoms can vary.
Small crack or stress fracture is possible but it occurs more in the foot part or metatarsus.
I would suggest to have an examination by doctor.
Doctor can then decide about tests like blood levels for uric acid, other arthritis, MRI scan / X ray etc after the clinical examination.
You can take antiinflammatory analgesics like motrin or naproxen, if there is no other contraindication.
Warm application can be soothing.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
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