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How to know if I have gout, my toes are swollen?

How to know if I have gout, my toes are swollen?

Likely not gout: Gout is monoarticular meaning it usually happens in one joint.... ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Gout is when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. The classic one is the big toe although others can be affected. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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What can I do for this pain in the right big toe? Is it gout?

What can I do for this pain in the right big toe? Is it gout?

Many possibilites: Cause of pain may include tight shoes, gout, sprain, bursitis, fracture, contusion, neuritis, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities. Things that may help minimize your pain include: wearing shoes with a wider toe box, padding or strapping, oral nsaids. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can gout of the big toe cause the whole big toe to swell and become hard and stiff?

Can gout of the big toe cause the whole big toe to swell and become hard and stiff?

Gout: Though acute gout causes inflammation within the joints of the toes, the extent of inflammation and associated swelling of surrounding soft tissues can cause entire toe to swell stiff and be painful. ...Read more

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Why does gout start in the big toe, and then after the attack it all turns black and blue?

Why does gout start in the big toe, and then after the attack it all turns black and blue?

Cool: Gout often happens in a cool joint where uric acid crystallizes. The toes are the coolest joints in the body being furthest from the heart where the blood is the warmest. Gout does not usually leave joints black and blue. ...Read more

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Why is the lower part of my big toe still in pain more than 3 weeks after the gout attack?

There can be gouty: Tophi present, or residual inflammation or joint damage present. The problem may or may not be related. For example you can have a hallux limitus that is irritating you.... ...Read more

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I am 24 years old and just had gout on my big toe. Once meds have been completed does your toe go back to looking normal?

Gout: Once you gout attack is over your toe pain and swelling will typically go away. You need to keep the uric acid levels under control to prevent flare ups. Stay away from processed meats and alcohol and drink lots of water ...Read more

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There is swelling in left toe but no pain and i have gout with uwric acid level 5.8.How to remove or cure the swelling?please reply

There is swelling in left toe but no pain and i have gout with uwric acid level 5.8.How to remove or cure the swelling?please reply

Anti inflammatories: Acute gout causes swelling and pain in a joint like the big toe. It is common for docs to treat it with a med like indomethacin (a prescription NSAID). Chronic gout can cause uric acid deposits in joints to develop called tophi. These are not often painful but can cause swelling in joints that don't resolve right away. Talk to your doc to discuss these issues and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have been exercising with fast paced walk 40mins a day.. Now my toe is feeling pain as if gout is gonna flair up. Is this normal?

I have been exercising with fast paced walk 40mins a day.. Now my toe is feeling pain as if gout is gonna flair up. Is this normal?

Toe pain: Gout usually affects the big toes. Most likely your pain is related to your walking regimen. An interval resting period me be appropriate. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more