I am 36 yrs old and for the past yr I have been experiencing pain on the ball of both of my feet. I could feel a ball on the bottom of the foot and the foot (both) will be swollen. I noticed that the 2nd, 3rd and 4th toe started to hurt and they were swollen as well. The have shifted and looks purplelish. There are days that I do not have pain and there are others that I can not walk. I take aleve and that seems to help. I went to the Dr and he thought it could be rheumatoid arthritis but the test came back negative. The test does show that I have some sort of inflamation. What could it be?