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Swollen foot

Dear Dr. Do:

My left foot was swollen for the past full month. It start from no apparent reason, then slowly spread to all joints of my foot, top and bottom (sole).  My uric acid level is 6.8 and I was prescribed Colchicine 0.6 mg. The swollen reduced to about 50%. X-ray revealed no fracture and my podiatrist gave two injections of Cortisone. My foot was almost cured for two days, then the swollen came back (about 30%). The MRI revealed nothing but swollen. My podiatrist said nothing else can be done but waiting for the foot to heal by itself.
What could be the possible cause of this swollen?
Anything else should be done to detect teh reason of swollen ?
How one should prevent it ?

Thanks for your help.
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