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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Toes (Definition)

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