I have had sever foot pain coming on 3 months

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I have been having an issue with my feet for the past two years where one or the other becomes too sore to stand on. This could last from two to four weeks and usually stop for about eight weeks in between.

Recently, I have been having the pain consistently on one foot or the other. I have been to my doctor multiple times in the past few months and have been semi-diagnosed with gout as they aren't 100% sure if it is it or not. The pain isn't around my big toe it is affecting the top of the foot and the outer part of the bottom of the foot. I have changed my diet to a mainly vegetarian one having meat once a week and consume alcohol once a week.

Would love some advise on what i should do to get this treated or if it sounds like how gout is meant to behave. Thanks in advance!

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  • Posted

    are you taking statins? Because this type of pain is common in statin use. If it is gout, it is a joint inflammatory disease but it isnt always restricted to the toe.

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      Sorry, Had to look up what statins are and I am currently not taking any. only tablets I am taking at the minute is colchicine which the doctor advised to take if I have a flare up which unfortunately has been alternating between the two feet for months. Thanks for the reply!

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    Having had just one brief experience of typical big toe gout, I feel for you trying to cope with whole foot involvement.

    I believe that gout is one of the annoying conditions that lurks and then rears every so often and also that other than big toe areas are often involved the pain being caused by uric acid crystals so it looks as thought that is a possible diagnosis in your case.

    I gave up marmite, asparagus ( I have a friend who grows it so maybe I over- indulged ), and mushrooms all of which were mentioned as possible triggers on, I believe the NHS web site.

    Not qualified to advise so this is just to share my experience. Hope you get relief soon.

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      Thank you for replying and for the advise! I never thought of mushrooms or asparagus that's new to me will have to lay off them 😃

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    Hi im sorry im no help but my problem is too very similar ive been tested for gout havent got that but my big toe is becoming mishapen and i have pain and swelling in the sole of my heel this has all happened since my hip replacement I hope someone can give you some advice on here but you have my sympathy its no fun having foot pain! Take Care lynne

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    I am assuming you've had X-rays done on your feet. I found out from my foot doctor that the best way to have a foot xray is to have the X-ray done while standing. At least that was the case for the pain that was on the top of my right foot . evidently standing spreads the bones and joints out so it's easier to see things like arthritis . I highly recommend you see a podiatrist. and get an x-ray of your feet while you are standing.

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    My hubby gets terrible foot pain on the top of the foot. At first they thought it was gout but eventually diagnosed tendonitis. He is very tall (6' 4" - 6' 5") and quite heavy built so weight pressure is also an issue. Only thing he can do is take anti inflammatories and rest the foot when it's painful.

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    Thanks everyone for the advice! I'm booked in to see the doctor again next week after having xrays and bloods taken and will hopefully have a full diagnosis

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