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

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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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


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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

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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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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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.

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

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I've been taking Lisinopril 10mg for over 9 months... And suddenly I started to have a swollen big toe (most likely gout attack). I'm pretty disciplined in terms of food and exercise... So after doing some research I found out that might be a side-effect

I've been taking Lisinopril 10mg for over 9 months... And suddenly I started to have a swollen big toe (most likely gout attack).  I'm pretty disciplined in terms of food and exercise... So after doing some research I found out that might be a side-effect

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

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Taking Lisinopril for 10+ months & suddenly got a swollen big toe (most likely "Gout" according to ER). Healthy lifestyle. Possible side effect ??

AsLongAsYouDidntStub: If it didn't hurt like stink then the liklihood of gout is very low. If it itched a lot then it was probably an allergic reaction to something local like an insect bite. But if it just swelled up out of nowhere, no itch, no pain, then it could be related to the lisinopril. That's an unusual location for "angioedema," but if in doubt, talk to your doctor about this. It could get worse. ...Read more

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Left foot swollen, reddish, and warm to touch. Major pain by big toe and heel. Came out of nowhere. Could it be anything other than gout? Thx in advnc

Left foot swollen, reddish, and warm to touch. Major pain by big toe and heel. Came out of nowhere. Could it be anything other than gout? Thx in advnc

INFECTION?: The WHOLE foot is hot, red, swollen, but two major areas of pain? Are you diabetic? No open sores? Can you take your temperature; do you have a fever? It could be gout, but two spots at the same time is unusual. It could be cellulitis, a bacterial infection. A doctor really has to see it to decide; maybe some blood work. ...Read more

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