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Medicine For Gout Of Big Toe
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?
Many possibilites: Cause of pain may include tight shoes, gout, sprain, bursitis, fracture, contusion, neuritis, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities. Things that may help minimize your pain include: wearing shoes with a wider toe box, padding or strapping, oral nsaids. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more
I am 24 years old and just had gout on my big toe. Once meds have been completed does your toe go back to looking normal?
Big toe stiff:
You might have degenerative joint disease (wear and tear of the joint) it might be related to an old injury. That might cause stiffness and swelling in the big toe joint.
Go to the podiatrist and have the toe x-ray to evaluate the condition of the joint and to see what additional treatment you might need. ...Read more
First, you need to: Verify that it is indeed gout. A blood test will usually confirm the presence of a high or nigh-normal level of uric acid. If it is, then you will need some form of antiinflammatory medication. Each doctor has his/her favorite--colchicine, naprosyn (my favorite), indocin, sulindac, and more. Otc aleve, (naproxen) similar to naprosyn, can be good to try until you have your foot examined. ...Read more
What to do if I have terrible pain in my big toe from an attack of the gout. How do I treat the pain?
Gout: Start with a look at your diet. Foods high in purines...Red meat, alcohol, sweets....The list goes on. Then check hydration drink water and consider antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or naproxen....Dose as directed if you can take this kind of med. Then call your doc to see if you need to treat the condition long term. ...Read more
Dr dx gout based on symptoms of sudden bad pain in big toe area randomly. Why would attack randomly occur even when diet is consistent daily?
I feel a pain under my big toe that feels like I have a splinter but I don't. What can it be? Someone mentioned it may be gout? Feet in good shape.
Tendonitis: If you're sure it's not a splinter it could be irritation of the fibrous connections under your toe. In my experience gout does often occur at the big joint of the big toe, but it is more severe than splinter pain. Take Aspirin or Acetaminophen (generic tylenol) and watch what happens. If pain persists or infection sets in, see a doctor. Soaking in plain water may help if it's tiny wood or glass. ...Read more
Gout? R these tophi? I have 6 of them in a cluster. I am in so much pain. Especially big toe. Http://flic. Kr/p/ejttas http://flic. Kr/p/ejnkzv
I have the gout and it's made my big toe huge. Is there a way to lower it (stop the swollen toe)?
I have a burning sensation in my right big toe because I had an gout attack. What can I do about the burning sensation?
Hang in there:
Gout can be a very painful condition to suffer with. As the gout attach subsides, so do the redness, swelling and pain.
In the meantime take it easy and rest the foot where possible. Avoid tight fitting shoes. Take any prescribed medications, and talk to your doctor about options for pain relief. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
I have been suffering from gout. Stopped hurting but my big toe is still swollen after weeks. What should I do? Very uncomfortable
See a rheumatologist: You need a full evaluation and treatment program. This is best developed by a rheumatologist. You will need to becertain that you are on medications that can facilitate this. ...Read more
My big toe and the area around it is red, swollen, and painful. Might be gout. What are foods I should eat and avoid? Should I ice it? Thank you!!
Maybe not so easy.: More to the point, before trying to self diagnose, have it examined and eliminate all doubt. Your symptoms seem to describe a gouty condition, and could very well be, but controlling diet may be only part of the solution. Your doctor can supply all the necessary information, as well as instruction, to help you deal with this. ...Read more
Years ago I broke my big toe; it hurts again (because of bad shoes? Which I threw out) coworker says it's gout? When should I see a dr.? Gout? Y or n?
Gout or not: Abroken toe usually heals in about six weeks and does not give pain after it has healed. You may have gout, you need to see your doctor who will examine you and do a blood test and start you on the treatment. Gout causes pain in small joints in feet and hands, it needs to be treated with ani inflammatory pain pills and follow up. Gout can keep recurring and if uric acid is high, you need treatment ...Read more
Woke up on Tuesday with a very swollen big toe. It’s red and warm to the touch. Can’t bend it. Possibility of gout or something else?
Gout can do this: You certainly describe the presentation of gout. The big toe is extremely common place for gout to affect. However, you are young for gout unless you have a medical issues such as kidney problems or other rare medical conditions. I assume you did not injure the toe. You need to be evaluated where labs can be checked including a uric acid level and kidney function. Joint aspiration also may be done ...Read more
I've had this burning pain near my big toe for the past 3 days. Can a gout attack appear out of the blue in men under 50 who are otherwise healthy?
I had a gout attack 2 months ago on my big toe. Today my index finger hurt. Is it a gout attack as well?
It's possible.: Follow up with your dr and have your uric acid level checked. If it's elevated and your pain is gone, ask your dr if he would consider giving you allopurinol. Eating cherries may help. Avoid foods/drink that aggravate it - meat, seafood, legumes, nuts, spicy food, alcohol etc. Drink lots of water. Hope u feel better soon! ...Read more
Right big toe hurts after eat anything with ground beef in it feels like it needs popping hurts when bend it could it be gout? Gout at the age of 22?
Possibly yes. It can:
Occur in twenties. Is there a family hx of gout?
Best thing you can do is to see your pcp or a specialist like an orthopod or a rheumatologist. The pcp can have blood drawn to look for the level of uric acid. To confirm the DX one wouod need fluid from the inflammed joint.
Seeing your pcp would certainly help you.
Good luck. ...Read more
3 years ago I had a big toe sorness. Since past few months my skin is itchy. My uric acic was 235, 0 umol/l (2013-12). Is it possible that I have gout?
Taking copaxone (glatiramer) for many years for my MS. I have pain in my right big toe with inflamation. Could my body systems not want me to take it. ... Gout?
Need to reassess: At your current age, 77, you may no longer need copaxone, (glatiramer) and if you developed a secondary progressive ms transition, this drug would not be appropriate to handle that either. The pain in your toe could be gout, but other explanations may be considered. Yes, check your uric acid, but also update MRI of brain, and get full neurological re-evaluation. ...Read more
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 more