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What does gout feel like?

SagaLore

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I think I might have gout. I have this intense pain in the join for my big toe connected to my foot. I've had a problem with my ankle since high school, soccer injury, causes me to have a slight hop in my step becuase my angle doesn't bend all the way. I've gotten an infected toe before that lasted a year, I think due to the change in pressure against my nail, and now I have this pain that comes and goes in that ball joint. Is that gout?
 

Howard

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If it's gout it'll go away with iodine, I think.

EDIT: Was thinking about goiter.
 

Ausm

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I had a boss who suffered from occasional bouts of gout ;) On the serious side tho he said his joints burned when he had it.

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Mr N8

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"Put on my brown orthopedic shoes, cuz I got a bad case of the GOUT!" :music:
 

dartworth

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Gout
Introduction


It usually begins at night. Your big toe is so painful, red, and swollen that even touching your legs with a sheet is unbearable. This feeling is probably not the result of an infection, but most likely a form of arthritis called gout.

Gout is one of the oldest known diseases. It was mentioned in the medical literature as early as 2000 years ago. Originally, people believed that eating a diet consisting mostly of meats and rich foods caused gout. Because of this, it was nicknamed "the disease of kings." Today we know that anyone can develop gout and overeating is not the only risk factor.

Yes gout can be very painful. Allopurinol is often prescribed to keep the body from producing excessive amounts of uric acid which causes gout.
 

matt426malm

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Gout usually has nothing to do with pressure on toes but bad eating and lots of alchohal. It's when the uric acid normally dissolved in the blood forms crystals in the toe. Very painful see a doctor he will prescribe medication and it will be gone real fast. It doesn't sound like you have gout though.

My uncle got it after a 4-day weekend of getting REALLY drunk
 

IGBT

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Yeah..I've seen that a lot with the party hardy crowd..over the years time catches up and uric acid enters the picture..and suddenly your aware or your toes..funny how nature works.
 

SagaLore

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Okay then it's not gout. Must be some kind of joint inflamation. It doesn't really hurt when I'm not walking on it, although right now it does have a slight pressure. Maybe the unnatural locking of my ankle has forced my joint to compensate, wearing away my cartilage...

I guess my only option is to get my ankle worked on. :(
 

bradruth

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So you're the only kid under 70 to have this outside the Gout Belt in the lower Balkans? ;)
 

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