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What to do if I think I may have gout in my ankle/foot. What are the symptoms/remedies?

What to do if I think I may have gout in my ankle/foot. What are the symptoms/remedies?

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. ...Read more

Plantar Arch (Definition)

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


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What are some symptoms that people with gout on their foot suffer from?

What are some symptoms that people with gout on their foot suffer from?

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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Can gout affect the arch of the foot?

Can gout affect the arch of the foot?

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

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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?

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. ...Read more

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How are gout and athlete's foot different?

How are gout and athlete's foot different?

Several: Gout is caused by an increase in uric acid and causes pain in the joints.
Athletes foot is a fungal infection that spreads thru out the skin. ...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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Is it possible to get gout from a sprained foot?

Trauma is known: To induce a gout attack. However, you likely are predisposed to the gout. I.E elevated uric acid or what have you.
Another words not every sprained ankle turns into gout.. ...Read more

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Does gout show up on an ultrasound of the foot?

Does gout show up on an ultrasound of the foot?

Unlikely: Ultrasound generally does not have the resolution to show uric acid crystals in you feet joint spaces but might show some degree of degeneration. There are better ways to diagnose gout and effective treatment is available. See your family doctor to get started. ...Read more

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I have pain in bottom of foot swelling on top. Is that gout?

I have pain in bottom of foot swelling on top. Is that gout?

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. ...Read more

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Which things can my dad to to help with his gout in his foot and ankle?

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. ...Read more

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Can gout occur in the soft tissue on the top outer area of the foot near the ankle?

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. ...Read more

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Foot pain on top side, is it gout?

Foot pain on top side, is it gout?

One of many:: It could also be a flatfoot issue, impingement of the cuboid, a stress fracture, just to name a few. ...Read more

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How do I ease gout pain in my foot?

NSAIDS: Steroid injection, nsaids, colchicine, alluprinol, and the new PO med uloric. However you should see your foot and ankle specialist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat gout on top left side of foot?

How to treat gout on top left side of foot?

With medication: Antiinflammatories, and Colchicine are used to address the pain and inflammation of the [acute] gout attack. Allopurinol is commonly used to control uric acid levels. There are other options available as well- talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What can someone do to prevent a gout incident in right foot from reoccurring?

Allopurinol: See your podiatriist have a base line uric acid exam and if positive be placed on a drug called Allopurinol which is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor and prevents purines in the diet from becoming uric acid. And hence gout. ...Read more

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I have gout, it creates extreme pain in my right foot. What is good to eat if I have gout?

See below: You need to stay away from alcohol, shell fish such as shrimp and scallops, cheese, stay away from products high in purines. ...Read more

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I've had a recent gout attack and my ankle and foot is starting to turn black. What do I do?

I've had a recent gout attack and my ankle and foot is starting to turn black. What do I do?

? 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. ...Read more

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I have a swelled foot only painful sometimes. Has lasted since early June. Was treated for gout Had blood tests and it is not gout. What could this be?

I have a swelled foot only painful sometimes. Has lasted since early June. Was treated for gout Had blood tests and it is not gout. What could this be?

Swelling could: Be caused by local inflammation such as arthritis. But it could also be caused by lymphatic or venous obstruction, such as deep venous thrombophlebitis. Show your foot to your doctor to make sure your condition is not a potentially life threatening one. ...Read more

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Is needle-like pain in my foot below the ankle a possible sign of gout?

Is needle-like pain in my foot below the ankle a possible sign of gout?

Gout pain: Gout is an inflammatory condition of a joint; the joint can become painful from an increase in uric acid levels in the joint and the tissues surrounding the painful area. Gout usually affects the hallux joint, the ankle joint, the knee joint, the wrist, and smaller joints of the hands and feet. Uric acid levels can be decreased with diet and medication. Ask your physician and podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have my foot swollen from gout, what is the most effective treatment for it?

Anti-inflammatories: Acute gout is best treated with anti-inflammatory medications. Naproxyn, indomethacin, Ibuprofen and many other type drugs work well. Some physicians will use steroid drugs like prednisone. This all depends on your medical history and medicaitons you are on. Colchinine works very wee also but is an older treatment. All have side effects. Not all are comfortable using colchicine. ...Read more

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I have what appears to be a gout on my left foot, but it never hurt. What would doctor do with it?

I have what appears to be a gout on my left foot, but it never hurt. What would doctor do with it?

Tophi w/o acute gout: It is unclear what led to a diagnosis of gout, unless you had an
x-ray of your foot that showed changes suggestive of chronic
gout deposits or even damage. Uncommonly, gouty deposits (tophi) may be noted incidently, at time of arthroscopy or open surgery, with no prior consideration of gout, because there was never a typical acute attack. If gout y deposits are confirmed, then
treatment for gout. ...Read more

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Is gout usually super painful, because I feel like I broke my foot/toe. How long will it be before it subsides?

Attack yes: Sudden onset of pain, swelling, redness and earth of a joint are signs of a gouty attack. The symptoms can last upwards of a 1-2 weeks then slowly subside. The same symptoms may represent an infection, so if you have them see a doctor. Gout is diagnosed by aspirating joint fluid and looking for gout crystals. High uric acid in your blood suggests you are having a gout attack. ...Read more

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My dad has a long history of gout. His foot and knee have been pussing. What could this be m what could cause it?

My dad has a long history of gout. His foot and knee have been pussing. What could this be m what could cause it?

Tophi: If the discharge is white and is not associated with pain or swelling, it is possible that your father has tophi lesions which are common for long-term gout patients. These are benign. But in any case I would have a doctor look at them to confirm. ...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