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Does Wet Feet Affect Gout
Can a gout attack last more than 6 weeks. Also is it normal that I need to soak my feet in very very hot water and use hot water bottle 2 relieve pain?
Maybe!: First, if you are under treatment and having pain so long, you need another opinion. The medications available should have ended your pain long ago. You must not be on a uric acid lowering drug alone, since it's sole use can prolongue or cause an attack. With the right comination of colchicine, an anti-inflammatory drug, and oral or injectable steroids, you should be better. Hot water helps. ...Read more
Gout is an inflammatory type of arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid and collects in joints and soft tissues. Many cases occur in the foot and ankle.
Antiinflammatory medications help to reduce the inflammation. Other medications such as Colchicine and Allopurinol are used to control the uric acid. Sometimes, steroid injections can provide relief. ...Read more
Ouch, the Gouch.: Once it has been established that the pain is due to gout, you will need a physician to guide you through the treatment regimen. Anti-inflammatory as well as gout treating medications can be prescribed to help with the pain and inflammation. A low purine diet may also be necessary to further control the flare ups. Just simply taking medication may not be sufficient to keep gout under control. ...Read more
Gout gives pain!: The main symptom of gout is pain. Really, really bad pain. Tends to show up first in the big toe, then can spread to other joints in subsequent bouts. It is treatable, but without treatment the repeated bouts of inflammation can lead to more permanent joint damage - gouty arthritis. ...Read more
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Unusual for gout: Gout at age 22 is rare unless there is an inherited problem with purine and uric acid metabolism. I would first look for other causes of persistent joint pain. If a rheumatologist verifies that indeed you do have chronic gout, medications must be given to 1. stop the attack and 2. lower the uric acid level in the blood to prevent future attacks of gout. ...Read more
I feel a pain under my big toe that feels like I have a splinter but I don't. What can it be? Someone mentioned it may be gout? Feet in good shape.
Tendonitis: If you're sure it's not a splinter it could be irritation of the fibrous connections under your toe. In my experience gout does often occur at the big joint of the big toe, but it is more severe than splinter pain. Take Aspirin or Acetaminophen (generic tylenol) and watch what happens. If pain persists or infection sets in, see a doctor. Soaking in plain water may help if it's tiny wood or glass. ...Read more
I have gout in my feet, have taken coltrazine for it, is this the best treatment or is there a generic one that doesn't cost a lot that would work as w?
Gout: There is no longer a generic Colcrys (colchicine). This is one of several treatments for an acute flair-up of gout. You can discuss cheaper options with your doctor including indomethacin, other anti inflammatory medications, steroids. You should also talk to your doctor about long term treatment to prevent flairs and joint damage. This is normally started after the acute flair resolves. ...Read more
Possibly: Gout can actually attack different joints in the foot and in the body. The most common is the joint that makes up the big toe and the first metatarsal bone of the foot. However, gout can also affect the midfoot and the rearfoot. The midfoot would be considered part of the arch. Therefore, the answer is yes. ...Read more
My dad's foot is hurting him. It's sore and swollen; I think it may be gout. How can this be treated?
See a podiatrist: He needs an evaluation and blood work to determine the problem before treatment is begun. ...Read more
Uric acid: An over accumulation of uric acid can lead to gout. If the uric acid crystallizes, it starts a painful arthritic reaction. A gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications. ...Read more
It can: Gout is monoarticular and usually affects one joint per attack. 75% of the time the first metataralphalangeal joint. It is possible the secondary spot hurts cause you are altering your waking pattern. While less common, it is plausible you had two attacks, but in 16 years of practicing, I have never seen 2 simultaneous attacks. ...Read more
Re evaluate: Perhaps the diagnosis is wrong. Re visit the doctor and consider a specialist for further work up. ...Read more
Get evaluated: There are many causes of pain in your feet. You should see a rheumatologist for a complete evaluation. They will be able to make a diagnosis and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more
What to do if I have what appears to be a gout on my left foot, but it never hurt. What do I do with it?
If there is no pain or deformity leave it alone.
If concerned see a podiatrist for a check up ...Read more