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I have had gout before and i dont think this is it. My foot feels like its broken. At first it hurt more in the morning and then would feel good enough to walk on with in a few minutes. This is simular to Plantar Faciitis that I've read about, but its on the outside of my foot (Not the inside arch) and resinates from about an inch below my pinky toe and downward, but doesnt reach my heel. Like I said, the few days prior I could'nt walk to the bathroom when I first got out of bed; But within a few minutes the pain subsided enough(but still hurt a bit) to walk. This morning the pain was worse and hasnt subsided all day. I'm a Vet and have VA insurance, but dont want to spend a day at the hospital if all theyre gonna tell me is ice it up. I've had gout and this doesnt feel like it. Its more internal and has no exterior pain spot as all my gout has had. Besides, most of my gout has been around my big toe on either foot. This is more on the top and bootom of the far outside left foot. Any Ideas as to what this is? I thank you for any help.
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