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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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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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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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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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Toes (Definition)

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