Re: swollen

Without examining your foot I can not be specific. Possibilities include a capsulitis, rheumatoid nodule, synovitis or ganglion cyst. A sonogram or MRI might give more information as soft tissue swelling is better seen on these than an x-ray.

Lupus is in the family of autoimmune diseases as is rheumatoid arthritis. The arthritis starts in the soft tissue joint capsule first before the bone is eventually affected.

I am curious as to what type of doctor did you see?

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on February 05, 2005 at 22:03:37:

In Reply to: swollen posted by Meg on February 05, 2005 at 10:31:59:

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