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Old 11-21-2020, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by noelm View Post
If it's not sore to touch, then I doubt it's Gout, because Gout is extremely bad to even lightly touch, cure for Gout is prescription drugs like Colgout, and possibly Indocid anti inflammatory, that said, it doesn't sound like Gout.
Very likely gout, its not sure because his is just starting. It'll swell up a lot more and get a lot more red before it subsides.

OP take a couple of Ibuprofen 400mg while you wait to see a doc.
Old 11-22-2020, 04:33 AM
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I have the same thing by the look of your toe. If it’s the same thing as mine it’s calcium build up if I remember correctly??
Doc said there was 3 options...
surgery to scrape the bone...4-6 week’s recovery ...50/50 chance of reoccurring
toe fusion...guaranteed fix with promise of other issues walking etc
Deal with it, which I do. Some days better than others. I’m 59 & self employed carpenter/builder. So I’m also on my feet all day going like hell!
Please keep us up to speed with your diagnosis.... And here’s hoping my Doc was wrong!
Old 11-22-2020, 05:36 AM
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Classic gout.
Old 11-22-2020, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
Her orthopedic surgeon says she's got the worse feet he's ever seen, and 7 mid foot fusions are going to be done 12/31.
That's a seriously radical (like nearly unheard of) proposition for surgery. It will carry high risks of both short term and long term complications.

Hopefully you've exhausted all conservative treatment options and had multiple specialists agree this is her only/best option
Old 11-22-2020, 06:42 AM
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Even my pseudogout hurt. I stubbed that toe in the stairwell and it knocked me down. Felt like I had been hit by 220 or 440 volts.
Dunno what you have but don't passively wait for a distant appointment. The foot is a complex and in some ways fragile thing. Get to a specialist asap.
Old 11-22-2020, 08:59 AM
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hallux rigidius

Regularly stooping and squatting can cause overuse of the joint in your big toe. People in certain jobs or who participate in sports that place a lot of stress on the joint have an increased risk of developing the condition.


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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
hallux rigidius

Regularly stooping and squatting can cause overuse of the joint in your big toe. People in certain jobs or who participate in sports that place a lot of stress on the joint have an increased risk of developing the condition.
Yep. pretty sure you're right. To the OP, it gets worse from flexing it but you can buy a plate that goes in your shoe to keep it from flexing. I use one and it works. I attached a link but there are a bunch of places to get them. However , I would confirm with a podiatrist just to be sure before you spend the $$.

https://www.myfootshop.com/turf-toe-...RoCkG4QAvD_BwE
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You just need a shot from the nurse:


Old 11-22-2020, 01:39 PM
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If its gout, see if you can get a perscription for 15mg Meloxicam. You take it when you get a flare up.

IF its gout, the inflamed area would feel warm to the touch and icing is incredibly painful.
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Turf Toe. Do you do a lot of squatting, kneeling? Try stretching it out, placing hands against the wall just above your head. Left foot flat. Right foot about half your body distance behind the left. Flex right heal up so that your toes are bending. Hold it for 30 -45 seconds. Repeat 3X. You can also use compression socks at night.
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Just got over a gout flare up last week. Most painful crap ever. The bed sheet touching your toe will make you bite your tongue off. Looks like bunion to me.
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If it feels like child birth when the wind blows on it , then it’s gout. It’s that bad. I have both at the same time gout and osteoarthritis. Gout goes away. Osteoarthritis you own. Simple X-ray will tell all.
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Gout for sure. One of the many reasons I quit “weekend drinking”
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If it was gout it would be dam sore and inflamed (red) The redness comes from the tophi on the joint

Mild case

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Couple things to clarify, it's been getting worse over the last year. It hasn't just flared up and if I curl my big toe down it seems to alleviate some of the pain. Also it's not 100% of the time as I drive most of the day and bust my butt the other half. The swelling is constant though. Are there specific reasons why someone would think it's gout? Here is one of my typical meals


I grilled 2 chicken quarters but only ate one leg and one thigh on that plate. Both ears of corn were delicious.
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Its malnourishment
Old 11-22-2020, 07:33 PM
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Looks to me that the real experts (guys that appear to be MDs) say it is unlikely gout.

But THT expurts say it's gout.
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Originally Posted by Resinhead View Post
Here is one of my typical meals I grilled 2 chicken quarters but only ate one leg and one thigh on that plate. Both ears of corn were delicious.
If all you were able to eat was half of the half chicken, then it must be gout suppressing your appetite - that whole group of food is pretty small for a male adult's meal.
I am no expert, but from what people have told me, gout requires redness, swelling and horrendous pain if you touch the affected area - I bet you have a calcium build-up or the start of arthritis.
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Resinbrain go get a URIC acid test. If its above 6 then I bet its gout. I fought it for 10 years and finally gave into Allopurinol.

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