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I've been diagnosed with gout for 6+ years. Since I've been on Allipurinol for the past, I haven't had an attack. Howver, I have noticed that when I've sprained my ankle(few times as I play a lot of basketball), recovery seems to take a lot longer than usual, and as soon as I took Colchicine, it's much better within a few days.
Rewind to about 7 months ago, I broke my fibula in a rugby match and tore a bunch of ligaments that were attached. I had a couple screws put in and they are now out. The bone is completely healed, but I'm still limping around when this was supposed to be a 3 month recovery. I can move my ankle in every direction and it doesn't hurt. The only time it affects me is when I'm walking.
I felt like this my long recovery time was due to gout. The rheumotologist stated that uric acid could have filled in during the break, so he put me on a daily regiment of colchicine. Since then, it's gotten worse. I have good days and bad days. My uneducated guess is that colchicine is doing it's job and clearing the uric acid. However, it's now been a month since I've been on colchicine daily and still no overall improvement.
Anyone else have any experience with gout extending recovery time of a broken ankle?
Thanks for your time.
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