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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


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What can I do for this pain in the right big toe? Is it gout?

What can I do for this pain in the right big toe? Is it gout?

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

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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?

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?

You need evaluation: Diet if this is gout you need more therapy. You need to have your physician send you to a rheumatologist. Your evaluation needs completion. ...Read more

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Intermittent s pain in big toe, red hard lump, no heat, swelling, shoes don't affect it, worse at evening, feels like circulation cut off, bunion or gout?

Intermittent s pain in big toe, red hard lump, no heat, swelling, shoes don't affect it, worse at evening, feels like circulation cut off, bunion or gout?

Could be either: A painful, swollen big toe joint that occurs from time to time is likely to be gout or other type of arthritis. A permanent bump that is more painful after wearing shoes all day is more likely to be a bunion. By your description, bunion is more likely. See an orthopedic foot doctor or podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can gout of the big toe cause the whole big toe to swell and become hard and stiff?

Can gout of the big toe cause the whole big toe to swell and become hard and stiff?

Gout: Though acute gout causes inflammation within the joints of the toes, the extent of inflammation and associated swelling of surrounding soft tissues can cause entire toe to swell stiff and be painful. ...Read more

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Why does gout start in the big toe, and then after the attack it all turns black and blue?

Why does gout start in the big toe, and then after the attack it all turns black and blue?

Cool: Gout often happens in a cool joint where uric acid crystallizes. The toes are the coolest joints in the body being furthest from the heart where the blood is the warmest.
Gout does not usually leave joints black and blue. ...Read more

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Why is the lower part of my big toe still in pain more than 3 weeks after the gout attack?

Why is the lower part of my big toe still in pain more than 3 weeks after the gout attack?

There can be gouty: Tophi present, or residual inflammation or joint damage present. The problem may or may not be related. For example you can have a hallux limitus that is irritating you.... ...Read more

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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?

Gout: Once you gout attack is over your toe pain and swelling will typically go away. You need to keep the uric acid levels under control to prevent flare ups. Stay away from processed meats and alcohol and drink lots of water ...Read more

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My big toe is killing me, I'm wondering if it's gout?

My big toe is killing me, I'm wondering if it's gout?

Have it tested....: Why wonder. It could be any one of a hundred things and gout is only one. The diagnosis is based on history, visual, microscopic and a blood text. Remove all doubt and find out. ...Read more

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Big toe is stiff and swollen but do not have gout. What is it?

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

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Does anyone have suggestions for treating a gout flare in my big toe?

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

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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

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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.

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

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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 the gout and it's made my big toe huge. Is there a way to lower it (stop the swollen toe)?

See a podiatrist: You need to get your gout under control with proper diet and medicine.
A cortisone injection will help the pain and swelling. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my right big toe because I had an gout attack. What can I do about the burning sensation?

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

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I have been suffering from gout. Stopped hurting but my big toe is still swollen after weeks. What should I do? Very uncomfortable

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

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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

Doubt gout: Gout is extremely rare in a 34 year woman. Therefore I doubt that they are tophi but that is an easy question to answer if you see a rheumatologist. If your great toe is not swollen, very tender to the touch and very painful it is not gout. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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?

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

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Gout on big toe can see bone have an infection?

Gout on big toe can see bone have an infection?

Ostemyelitis: If you can see the bone and skin is broken you could have a very serious infection involving the bone yes I would seek urgent medical attention. ...Read more

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I had a gout attack 2 months ago on my big toe. Today my index finger hurt. Is it a gout attack as well?

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

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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

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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

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Could gout cause lower leg pain in addition to the pain in the big toe?

Yes: Because the gout can cause the big toe pain and then because of that you may walk funny as to not put pressure on the big toe....Not uncommon. ...Read more

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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.

Stay off your foot: If you have already been prescribed medicine to control your gout attacks, take the pressure off your foot and rest in order to help alleviate your discomfort. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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