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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

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Occurs when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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Will gout turn my foot blue?

Will gout turn my foot blue?

It should not: A blue foot is cause for concern. ...Read more

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What to do when you have gout and your toes and turn black?

What to do when you have gout and your toes and turn black?

Go to hospital now: I'm not convinced that gout has anything to do w/toes turning black. But if you have any pain at all in your toes, go to hospital now for an evaluation. I'd be worried about some ischemic issues leading to gangrene of some sort. Bottom line, body parts typically don't turn color as described unless blood flow is compromised. ...Read more

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Can your toe turn black if you have gout?

Can your toe turn black if you have gout?

Generally not...: Gout usually turns the skin very red in the area of the attack. No toe should ever be black - if it is that color it is either dead or dying! ...Read more

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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

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Recently diagnosed with gout in my toe. Was wondering if it can be controlled with diet so that I don't have to go on meds or take them regularly.?

Recently diagnosed with gout in my toe. Was wondering if it can be controlled with diet so that I don't have to go on meds or take them regularly.?

Cherry: Juice or cherry pills an help keep gout at bay. In the mean time avoid seafood, such as clams, oysters, shrimp, and lobsters. Avoid red meat, alcohol, and nitrates...drink lots of water...good luck. :) ...Read more

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Can gout make you feet and toe hurt?

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

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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?

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 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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My big toe is killing me, I'm wondering if it's gout?

My big toe is killing me, I'm wondering if it's gout?

Have it tested....: Why wonder. It could be any one of a hundred things and gout is only one. The diagnosis is based on history, visual, microscopic and a blood text. Remove all doubt and find out. ...Read more

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Big toe is stiff and swollen but do not have gout. What is it?

Big toe stiff: You might have degenerative joint disease (wear and tear of the joint) it might be related to an old injury. That might cause stiffness and swelling in the big toe joint.
Go to the podiatrist and have the toe x-ray to evaluate the condition of the joint and to see what additional treatment you might need. ...Read more

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Does anyone have suggestions for treating a gout flare in my big toe?

First, you need to: Verify that it is indeed gout. A blood test will usually confirm the presence of a high or nigh-normal level of uric acid. If it is, then you will need some form of antiinflammatory medication. Each doctor has his/her favorite--colchicine, naprosyn (my favorite), indocin, sulindac, and more. Otc aleve, (naproxen) similar to naprosyn, can be good to try until you have your foot examined. ...Read more

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Is gout characterized by shooting pains out of both feet and pain in both toes?

Not typically: Gout usually presents as a single painful, red/inflammed, swollen joint. ...Read more

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What kind of food should my mom avoid? She has gout again but this time it's in her left toe

What kind of food should my mom avoid? She has gout again but this time it's in her left toe

See below: She needs to be on medications such as Allopurinol but she should avoid organ meats, red meat, seafood, alcohol, and sugary carbonated drinks. ...Read more

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What to do if I have terrible pain in my big toe from an attack of the gout. How do I treat the pain?

Gout: Start with a look at your diet. Foods high in purines...Red meat, alcohol, sweets....The list goes on. Then check hydration drink water and consider antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or naproxen....Dose as directed if you can take this kind of med. Then call your doc to see if you need to treat the condition long term. ...Read more

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I had gout 2 weeks ago. Now that the swelling is gone, I am still having aching pain at my toes area. What should I do?

I had gout 2 weeks ago. Now that the swelling is gone, I am still having aching pain at my toes area. What should I do?

Continue treatment: Continue with antiinflammatory medicine, if it still has range of motion pain, you may have it aspirated to drain out the gout crystals. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had seen my family docor twice for gout, the swelling has gone awsy but not the aching pain on my toes. ..What can/should I do?

See a foot doc: And have the toes evaluated. Have x-rays taken to evaluate the bone structure. It is unclear if the gout is causing the toe pain as gout is usually monoarticular but you complain it is in multiple toes. ...Read more

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Both my second toes get swollen on and off only fall through spring. They turn red & hot lasts 1-2wks then goes away tested neg. For gout!?

See a rheumatologist: Gout is still one possibility. Sometimes the uric acid in the blood is falsely low during an attack. Although difficult to do from a small second toe joint, seeing crystals in joint fluid is the gold standard test for gout. You can also get a dual energy cat scan of the foot which may show gout. Other types of arthritis can mimic gout. Please see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr dx gout based on symptoms of sudden bad pain in big toe area randomly. Why would attack randomly occur even when diet is consistent daily?

Dr dx gout based on symptoms of sudden bad pain in big toe area randomly. Why would attack randomly occur even when diet is consistent daily?

You need evaluation: Diet if this is gout you need more therapy. You need to have your physician send you to a rheumatologist. Your evaluation needs completion. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Besides antinflamatories, any good remedies for painful osteoarthritis in my big toes? I don't think its gout because it is there every night after wk.

Besides antinflamatories, any good remedies for painful osteoarthritis in my big toes? I don't think its gout because it is there every night after wk.

Hallux Limitus: X-rays would easily show degenerative or osteoarthritis of the great toe joint. Depending on the severity, there are a variety of surgical procedures which can significantly reduce the pain and increase motion. There is no need to suffer. ...Read more

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Can gout leak out of your toe? Is it infected

Not likely: Gout in the large toe joint is due to high uric acid in the blood. The uric acid deposits in the large toe joint and usually stays there causing inflammation. It can certainly look like an infection, but a good history and lab tests can usually discern between gout and infection. ...Read more

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Gout? R these tophi? I have 6 of them in a cluster. I am in so much pain. Especially big toe. Http://flic. Kr/p/ejttas http://flic. Kr/p/ejnkzv

Doubt gout: Gout is extremely rare in a 34 year woman. Therefore I doubt that they are tophi but that is an easy question to answer if you see a rheumatologist. If your great toe is not swollen, very tender to the touch and very painful it is not gout. ...Read more

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Stinging and pulsating pressure on toes and fingers. Could this be gout?

No: Gout is not the symptoms you describe. It is characterized by marked swelling, pain, redness and tenderness, usually, but not always, at the base of the great toe. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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