Big Toe Joint still very sore to touch

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    • #8955
      Scott Jeffrey

      I’m a long time gout and pseudo gout sufferer. Recently I staved off a gout attack with colchicine but I have a dime-sized area on the outside portion of my big toe joint that is still extremely sore to the touch. Unlike my regular gout attacks which make it difficult to walk, this is different in that walking in stocking feet is no problem, shoes hurt a lot. I started taking Celebrex (which worked on a similar incident on my elbow three years ago) but the toe doesn’t seem to be improving. Has anyone else had a similar experience? It’s been nearly two weeks since the toe got sore in that one small area, should I be concerned with this? It’s not as debilitating as a full outbreak, but it makes it so I can’t run or workout or wear dress shoes. Could the joint just be damaged from my many gout attacks? If so, what’s the treatment? Thanks again!

    • #8956

      This isn’t typical of gout but you can develop less typical symptoms if you don’t treat your gout. This sounds like it could be a minor attack at a different location within (or adjacent to) the joint than you’re used to. It would still be prudent to get your foot checked by a doctor in case you’ve broken a small bone or something.
      The treatment you need in any case is to lower your uric acid. What value did your latest blood test come back with?

    • #9091
      Joe Salviolo

      I understand. I’ve had the exact issue, my toe is hurting as we speak but the demanding pain that has been there for over a week is in a dime size spot in my foot below my big toe. I can’t run or even walk. No workout to stay healthy. It’s crazy and depressing. I’ve been taking time off of work to fix this. I got my first gout attack 6 months ago and it’s too much. I feel your frustration…

    • #9092

      Hi Joe!
      Unfortunately fixing gout often takes a long time. But the sooner you start, the better.
      You can try to mask the symptoms with heavy anti-inflammatory doses and colchicine so as to get back on your feet quickly but in the long run, controlling uric acid is what matters.
      Because that can take a long time, it could be worth your while to find ways to exercise a bit which are very gentle on whichever foot is currently affected. There are a few things you can do at home even if you don’t have room for a gym-type contraption but perhaps you could get to a gym with the help of crutches.

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