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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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