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can anyone help, I'm male 43 years old and have suffered with gout for 20 years on and off, this takes me off my feet and effects the big toe normally, I've always had pain in my feet ever since breaking my ankle when I was a postman, I was medically retired. Now a few weeks back I was out in the snow when I started getting severe pain in my foot, I thought it was an attack of gout, but felt different and was mainly in my ankle, I've not been able to walk since foot feels loose and locked. I have not been out the house in 3 weeks I'm taking ibrufen 3x aday plus cocodomol. I wake about 4am in agony shivering and my foot can be like a red hot patato all around the ankle and feels detached dislocated almost. I can't put my foot to the floor pain does subside if I've taken ibrufen but if I'm moving around I lift it off the floor and hop on crutches. Luckily my dad lives with me and he has a stair lift as I'm unable to walk upstairs at all. It's getting me down now not been out the house wake up take tablets wait about 1 hour for them to kick in just so I can get up. I'm having to sit on the toilet with a sponge as I can't get in the bath or shower. The pain travels around the ankle too and it's hot to the touch. Any advice would be appreciated
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