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If I sprained my ankle could that make my gout act up?
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Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Injuries to the foot or ankle can cause a gout flare up.
If you have been diagnosed with gout in the past this may be likely. See your foot specialist to properly evaluate your ankle sprain. Initial treatment of your gout symptoms will include an antiinflammatory and or cortisone injection. For long term control and treatment of your gout see your primary doctor.

In brief: Yes
Injuries to the foot or ankle can cause a gout flare up.
If you have been diagnosed with gout in the past this may be likely. See your foot specialist to properly evaluate your ankle sprain. Initial treatment of your gout symptoms will include an antiinflammatory and or cortisone injection. For long term control and treatment of your gout see your primary doctor.
Dr. Mathew John
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Can
But see a rheumatologis or internist.
Most podiatrist doe not address the real problem of hyperuricemia which can cause kidney disease, kidney stones, and other problems. Uric acid need be lowered colchicine, steroid injections, and nsaids are not enough.

In brief: Can
But see a rheumatologis or internist.
Most podiatrist doe not address the real problem of hyperuricemia which can cause kidney disease, kidney stones, and other problems. Uric acid need be lowered colchicine, steroid injections, and nsaids are not enough.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Podagra
It is possible. Gout is an inflammatory arthritis that is usually initiated by a diet change, diuretics, alcohol intake, stress or trauma.
.... See your pcp or podiatrist for a thorough physical exam, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment reccs....

In brief: Podagra
It is possible. Gout is an inflammatory arthritis that is usually initiated by a diet change, diuretics, alcohol intake, stress or trauma.
.... See your pcp or podiatrist for a thorough physical exam, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment reccs....
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually not
Gout is an acute arthritic disease that comes in an attack that usually has a dietary trigger. Your body is unable to handle a load of purine-rich food that results in an elevated concentration of uric acid in the bloodstream. Alternatively, some people with a change in their diuretic medication can become dehydrated and that is another possible trigger.

In brief: Usually not
Gout is an acute arthritic disease that comes in an attack that usually has a dietary trigger. Your body is unable to handle a load of purine-rich food that results in an elevated concentration of uric acid in the bloodstream. Alternatively, some people with a change in their diuretic medication can become dehydrated and that is another possible trigger.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Dr. Brandon Macy
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