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Little Toe Medical Arthritis Gout
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Foot swollen, pain on top of ft. When walking. Some redness. Xray neg labs neg for gout, cellulitis, arthritis. No trauma. Calf tight when flexed?
My cousin26 yrs old is having gout attacks frequently inspite of avoiding protein diet .small strain on foot like walking leads to severe attack.
Can elevated uric acid cause pain even without all-out gout? I have high levels and finger and foot pain, but little swelling and no tophi! thanks!
My foot thumb has swollen by gout...i have take medical with cataflam (diclofenac) 50 mg drug...its ok now..but the swell still there...what should I do?
Takes quality time.: Many patients seem to think that the correct way to treat gout is to manage the symptoms at the time of the acute attack. The inflammation causing pain is only one characteristic of gout. The long term swelling will take a more long term, managed control of the disorder. For this you will need a physician, experienced in managing all the issues involved in effectively controlling gout. ...Read more
How to tell if bony growth on big toe base is a bunion, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis or gout/tophi? Only on right foot.
See a podiatrist: Go see a podiatrist. Gout would flare up and you have intense pain. Arthritis is due to joint space narrowing which is very possible. Ra 36 yo male not likely and it is on both side, bunion is a possibility. Usually if the bony growth on the side of the big toe joint its a bunion. Top of the big toe joint is arthritis. Podiatrist can tell you exactly what you got and how to take care of it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have diabetes my foot feels.Hot to me not touch.And it hurts up into my 2 toe hoe.Do I know if this is gout or.Just my diabetes?
Not just diabetes: Diabetes by itself would not cause foot pain. However, diabetes can result in nerve damage, or neuropathy, that can cause a burning pain in the foot or elsewhere. A physician can ask questions and check for certain physical findings that can usually distinguish pain due to neuropathy from gout pain, and suggest treatment for it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a gout attack back in laste december, early january. It happened in my foot/toe and my elbow. Foot is better since but i still can't straighten elb?
My big toe and side of foot is red and swollen from gout i took my meds what else can I do for pain iam 66 yr old.
I have had a gout flare up in my right big toe for the last 3 weeks now it's better now I feel it in the left foot is this common on colcrys?
Gout: Unusual. Be sure diet is optimal.Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /d ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my toe is streaky black on too from severe gout attack suggestions? did receive 50 mg decadrone today. some numbness exists bottom of foot pain m2
Black is not normal: Gout shouldn't cause black discoloration. It suggests some form of bleeding issue, whether it be related to bruising or an abnormality with the blood vessels in that area. Or, it can suggest death of tissue in that area, so called necrosis. Alternatively, if you are using a silver based dressing in that location it could discolor your skin. Nonetheless a healthcare provided should assess this! ...Read more
My father recently had a gout attack.His big toe no longer hurts but pain/swelling has traveled through his foot.What's the best medicine for swelling?
Woke up with major pain in left foot by big toe and in heel. Can't walk on it. How to tell if gout or somehow broke it in night, or something else?
Swelling and pain in toe for 3 mos. Doc said plantar plate tear, but now having same issue in a toe on the other foot. What else could it be? Gout?
Probably not: Gout is an intensely inflammatory and painful arthritis usually involving the base of the great toe. It resolves even without treatment over a period of 1-2 weeks as a rule. I also do not buy the plantar plate tear diagnosis. Get another opinion. If needed an MRI can be a helpful diagnostic tool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have severe case of gout toe ball of foot is deep red bottom of toe hurts along right below it on foot top of toe has black line. Have MRI Wednesday.
After an evening out of drinking beer, I often get pain in my foot along the outer side and acoss the top. Not in toe like gout. Indicin resolves it.?
Read on: Beer is one of the worst things for gout flare ups. As. A person with gout for over 30 years I have only had it in my big toe twice. Frequently I have it exactly where u describe it foot as well as ankle knees elbows fingers wrists etc. See ur dr have ur uric acid level checked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For months, I have had acute intermittent pain in the joint of my right big toe (where it connects to the foot). I don't have any standard risk factors for gout. I am active and I am not overweight. What should I do?
Osteoarthritis ?: It could be gout, but even without treatment it is unlikely for an acute gout attack to last this long, or to be so intermittent. This is more likely osteoarthritis. An exam and maybe a radiograph should be able to settle the diagnosis quickly and easily. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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