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Gout Toe: Gout Foot (Treatments for Gout)

"The toe of the foot is the first target during a gout disease. 3/4 gout disease are focus on the toe of the foot. It becomes red, with pain. Uric acid from purine, degradation, is the main cause of gout, and the cause of deposition of crystals on the joints, that cause pain in the toe of the foot.

Applying hot and cold are remedies to use in immediately to alleviate the pain of the toe, but they are obviously only temporary, pending doctor's visit.

Drugs prescribed by your doctor will suppress the symptoms of gout and the toe pain in 3 to 10 days."

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Symptoms of the gout of the toe

Gout disease is easy to recognize when the pain is located at the base of the toe of the foot: maximum pain the 1st day, intense pain on contact, joint swollen, red and hot, fever sometimes.

Gout toe, why is it painful?

In case of excess of uric acid, crystals settle generally on the joints of the toe of the foot causing inflammation and become logically painful. The swelling often extends across the foot, making it impossible to put a shoe.

It's for this reason that gout is located in the family of arthritic diseases.

Gout toe, treatment and remedies

The gouty arthritis occurs totally unexpectedly, but the disease appears often at night. The pain is very intense at the level of the toe of the foot. Don't wait to receive a gout treatment! More the disease is treated on time, most healing is rapid. Pain, fever, and fatigue often accompany the gouty arthritis.

Gout toe, photos of deformities due to gout disease

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Gout toe of the foot

Gout disease, other photos of deformations (tophi)

Sometimes the uric acid crystals are focused around bones and joints of the arms, legs and kidneys, which cause bumps under the skin (deposits of crystals). You have to visit a doctor and be treated, because these bumps, referred to as « tophus » (which means stone in Latin), cause deformities.

Photos: Deposition of crystals (tophus) on the cartilage of the ear, and hands.
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Uric acid

Substance that is the cause of gout (if rate greater than 0,08 g/l), which is derived from the degradation of purines...

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Substance located in food (beer, anchovies, etc) which in excess cause gout. They help our DNA...

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Clusters of uric acid crystals that cause deformation on the joints and the under the skin... Tophus: Uric acid crystals

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Allopurinol: A medical drug that is used to lower the levels of uric acid in the blood.

Drugs for gout: a medical drug that decreases the inflammation caused by gout.

Gouty arthropathy: Destruction of the joints due to tophus (cluster of uric acid crystals).

Kidney stones: « stones » mainly created in the urinary tract.

Colchicine: medical drug that relieves gout pain (also used in prevention) learn more about colchicine

Renal colic: very intense lower back pain due to "stones" that close up the urinary tract.

Hyperuricemia: uric acid rate in the blood above the normal rate (> 420 µmol/l or 70 mg/l).

Hypouricemia: medical treatment to reduce the level of uric acid in the body.

Infiltration: injection of a product directly into a joint.

Renal failure: progressive, important and definitive degeneration of the kidney function.

Psoriasis: chronic disease that affects first the skin.