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Gout Symptoms Foot Arch
Gout: Gout symtoms involve out of control pain that any slight touch creates an usually high pain reaction, redness and swelling. The pain involves a joint and for the foot it is usually the big toe. Remedies involve medication such as uloric, steroid injection and topical compounding gout creams.
The common term for the plantar arch is the arch that the bottom of the foot makes behind the ball of the foot to the heel on the inside (medial plantar arch) of the foot; however, there is actually another arch that is across the ball of the foot called the transverse arch just behind the ...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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Recently diagnosed w/gout & plantar faciitis in l. Foot. Frequent flareups. Pain in heel & across arch only. U.A. Level 7.5. How do I know which one I've got? Stay on allopurinol or just w/flareups?
Gout vs fasciitis: While both gout and plantar fasciitis can be causes of foot pain, they would have separate distinguishing characteristics. Plantar fasciitis is classically described as heel pain after periods of rest that improves with use. Simple things like stretching exercises, anti inflammatories and orthotics can be helpful. Gout attacks joints of the body. Flare ups would cause redness and swelling.See 2 more doctor answers
Hard to say: Gout is characterized by intense pain, redness and swelling. If that is you, then gout is possible. If it is not, gout is unlikely. Have it evaluated.
Diet: Gout is due to too much uric acid in the body. Uric acid forms from the break-down of certain foods. Watching what he eats, control weight and drink plenty of water helps. Some medications increase uric acid, such as low dose asprin and water pills (hctz). If occurs often there are prescription meds to help excrete the uric acid.
Tophaceous Gout: Gout can occur in just about any soft tissue in the body. The accumulation of uric acid crystals in the soft tissue forms nodules or masses called tophi. The singular of tophi is tophus or stone. These can become quite large and disfiguring. They can rupture through the skin and destroy not only soft tissue but joints. Tophi formation is the result of chronic high levels of uric acid in the blood.
10 days: Approximately 10 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: You need to stay away from alcohol, shell fish such as shrimp and scallops, cheese, stay away from products high in purines.
? Black: Hopefully it is a dark blueish color from a bruise, as black may signify an ischemic condition, which would be serious. Get the area looked at by a dr. To be safe and get properly diagnosed and treated, best wishes to you.
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