Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
When both feet are involved, infection becomes much less likely. However, osteoarthritis (which usually causes bony enlargement) or rheumatoid arthritis (which may cause spongy joint swelling), or a related form of arthritis could explain your symptoms. Unless you have been instructed not to do so, try acetaminophen or an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine (such as ibuprofen or naproxen).
An evaluation with your doctor is required to confirm the diagnosis and to offer additional treatment.
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