foot pain throughout the foot

I woke up with my left foot swollen and very tender. I have not injured it in any way. when I step down on it, I have pain shooting through it. the last two toes are turning sideways. I went to the er and all they did was x-ray it. she said it wasn’t broken and sent me home. It feels like the bones are grinding into each other. What do you suggest the problem may be?

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  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for the question Phylliss and sorry to hear you are having foot pain!

    If you are having that severe of foot pain I would see a Podiatrist right away as they are better trained to rule out more foot-specific foot pathology.

    The x-ray taken in the ER is a good first step but the Podiatrist will be able work you up for any stress fractures, tendonitis, inflammatory or autoimmune causes for foot pain.

    Good luck!

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