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On diuretic, if become moderately dehydrated big toes get red/swollen from tip to and including base joint. Is this gout?

On diuretic, if become moderately dehydrated big toes get red/swollen from tip to and including base joint. Is this gout?

Probably not: This is not gout unless it is accompanied by intense pain and tenderness usually localized at the joint at the base of the great toe. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Only 200mg of sodium today. Both feet toes are swollen. Severe pain in big toes and toe joints. Crying. Inside both feet hurts and when bending toes. Told too young for gout but have all symptoms.

Gout: You are youngish but not too old for gout. I would recommend some bloodwork to r/o gout and some types of arthritis cbc, uric acid, crp, sed rate, RA latex etc ( note this is advice only. You must contact your primary care physician or podiatrist for an examination). ...Read more

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Why does my big toe joint randomly swell up and get sore. I went to the doctor to get tested for gout but they said I don't have it any ideas?

Why does my big toe joint randomly swell up and get sore. I went to the doctor to get tested for gout but they said I don't have it any ideas?

May still be gout: This could still be gout or another crystal induced arthritis. In order to tell you will need to see a doctor who can take fluid out of the toe when it is swollen and check it under a microscope. There are also many other types of arthritis and some non arthritis diseases which can affect someone your age and cause toe swelling. If your family doctor is unsure see a rheumatologist next. ...Read more

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On my left foot my little toe have been swollen for 4days did xrays its not broken now my toe next to that one is swollen how to get the swollen down?

On my left foot my little toe have been swollen for 4days did xrays its not broken now my toe next to that one is swollen how to get the swollen down?

Ice, taping and rest: Toe swelling can last for weeks if not months for trauma. Because there's so little fat and tissue around the toe, swelling occurs without resistance. Icing, taping and massage can help decrease swelling but most likely will need a lot of patience. ...Read more

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How to identify a broken toe?Bounced his little toe about 4hours ago, its swollen numb and painful, there's a slit between the crease joining footbottom

How to identify a broken toe?Bounced his little toe about 4hours ago, its swollen numb and painful, there's a slit between the crease joining footbottom

Bruising ; swelling: Usually with a break, there is bleeding from the bone which leads to swelling and bruising to the toe and surrounding area. This is not always the case, but when i see this, i always take an x-ray to see. There is some degree of pain when the toe is moved at the site of the injury. ...Read more

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Little toe joint pain?

Little toe joint pain?

Inury of arthritis: Trauma, stress fx, bent-toe tendinitis, possibile, but so are the seronegative spondyloarthritities. ...Read more

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What should I do if my little toe is swollen and throbbing causing me pain?

Be seen: Unless it is something simple, such as for example symptoms related to wearing ill fitting shoe wear, consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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


Toes (Definition)

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