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Doctor insights on: Swollen Hallux Gout

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

A form of arthritis characterized by severe pain, redness, ...Read more


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Is hallux rigidus always painful?

Is hallux rigidus always painful?

Not always.: Hallux rigidus is a disorder of the joint located at the base of the big toe which can lead to pain and stiffness in the joint. Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Finger joint swelling, is this psoriasis?

Finger joint swelling, is this psoriasis?

Psoriatic arthritis : Typically shows up as distal arthritis with the structure of the joint being very compromised and irregular. We often referred to it as a saw tooth pattern in the joint. When the whole finger is swollen it is more likely a inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis associate it with finger swelling it's call dactylitis ...Read more

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Any treatments/remedies for osteo arthritis in big toe joints?

Any treatments/remedies for osteo arthritis in big toe joints?

Hallux limitus: Arthritis of the great toe ( hallux) is very common and painful primarily due to the amount of pressure applied to this small joint with each step and the amount of pain free motion required to take a normal step. Pain here is frequently due to inflammation of the synovium, or joint lining, but just as commonly due to a broken spur. Ice, low heeled, stiff soled shoe is best. And see your doctor. ...Read more

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Will hallux rigidus cause planter fasciitis?

In theory yes: Limited range of motion of the hallux can cause bio mechanical strain to other parts of the foot including the plantar fascia ...Read more

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Both little toes swell, red, joint pain, frozen could it be arthritis?

Both little toes swell, red, joint pain, frozen could it be arthritis?

Maybe: However, it could be due to several other issues including raynauds, infection, etc. Gout is almost impossible in a premenopausal female. Diabetes is also unlikely. Have the feet evaluated. ...Read more

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My inner ankle bone is red swollen is it gout ?

My inner ankle bone is red swollen is it gout ?

Can!: It is not uncommon for the ankle to be involved. Certainly less common than the mtp, and more common than the knee. Upper extremeity joints are all less common than the lower extremity, because of their dependency. Fluid from your vascualr system seeps out more in the lower extremity. At night, water moves back into your blood stream than uric acid, which crystalizes and gout attack occurs. ...Read more

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Cause of big toe swelling?

Many possible causes: Some causes of toe swelling can include localized issues such as arthritis, infection, ingrown toe nails, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) gout, and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can arthritis of the big toe be diagnosed with xrays? Also can bunions cause big toe joint pain?

Can arthritis of the big toe be diagnosed with xrays? Also can bunions cause big toe joint pain?

Yes & yes.: The X-rays should show it clearly. As far as pain, it is usually caused by footwear pushing on the deformity. ...Read more

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Bruised & swollen toe , non injury . Why?

Bruised  &  swollen  toe , non  injury . Why?

Many reasons possibl: A bruised swollen toe can occur due to an injury such as a contusion or a fracture. Infection can also cause swelling and a bruised feeling, commonly an ingrown toenail can cause these symptoms. Another possible reason is an acute gout attack. The best answer for you is to go see a foot specialist and have your foot xrayed and evaluated. ...Read more

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How can I soothe foot pain for bunions, bunionette and hallux rigidus?

Wider shoes: This problem can sometimes be relieved with changes in ones shoes. All of these problems may be treated with surgery but hallux rigidus is especially likely to need surgery. A steroid injection may give relief for a while. ...Read more

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Does arthritis cause swollen feet and ankles?

Does arthritis cause swollen feet and ankles?

Yes: Arthritis can cause swelling that is usually confined to the joint(s) that are afflicted. Some arthritis' are symetrical , meaning swelling/pain of both feet or ankle. There is a possibility that the swelling is due to fuild retention. See a doc the sort out which cause of swelling you have. ...Read more

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I have back pain. I also have gout flare ups.The pain definitely feels like gout. I'm 51.Had gout @ 19 toe ankle knee.Could it be in si joint?

Don't guess : Gout can involve any joint of the body including those of the back, usually seen in more advanced cases. Back pain can be caused from many things, some which do not even involved the back. A medical history, detailed review of system & physical examination by a physician plus x-rays may provide the answer. ...Read more

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How can pain from hallux rigidus (arthritus of the big toe) be relieved?

A mortons: Extension on an orthotic at times can be helpful, this will decrease any residual motion which may be present. Injections are sometimes employed. This is, however, a structural problem and surgery might be the best option for this. (recovery times are not bad for this procedure.). ...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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