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heatmiser
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   Posted 6/18/2005 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
 
I get a burning pain in my big toe joint at the ball of the foot.  All my other joints that hurt aren't a burning type of pain so I'm wondering if it's arthritis or something else.  Any ideas?
Lynne


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   Posted 6/19/2005 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Lynneb Hi,

It sound's like it may be gout,my ex-husband had gout and what you are describing sound's like it.They use to call it a rich mans disease because way back the only peole that ate a lot of red meat was well off people.

Gout is when you have to much acid in your system in return that is what causes it.I do hope that you get it checked.My ex-husband waited untill it got so bad and could not walk before he fianally whent to the doctor.Please let me know what you find out.

Curley.........
a.k.a.Mela............

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   Posted 6/19/2005 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there - Suffering from Arthritic Gout right now. My gout is caused by the hydrochlorothiazide I take for my blood pressure. It is a rare side effect, but I guess I was one of those rare people. The pain is really really bad, burning etc. hot to touch. It happens when the uric acid count is high and the crystals form and the sharp edges lacerate the nerves.
Be sure and get it checked before it gets unbearable to walk on.
Good luck - Maura


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   Posted 6/19/2005 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I had read somewhere that gout is so painful that even a sheet on it will hurt it, and mine isn't like that. There doesn't seem to be any redness or swelling. It started when I was going for long walks but I stopped back in April and it is still hurting. And the burning comes and goes. Does that still sound like gout? How is that treated? Oh, I do love red meat...hope I don't have to stop eating it!

Thanks for getting back to me!
Lynne


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   Posted 6/20/2005 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Doesnt sound like active gout to me, but I am not a doctor.
Yes it hurts to even touch a sheet and at times even a feather could cause one to jump.
I take medication to keep mine under control, but unfortunately that medication (colchicine) cannot be taken with Advil which I had to take for a sciatic nerve flareup. So being without the colchicine for 2 weeks, caused a wonderful bout of gout. Nasty stuff. Now Im back with the gout treatment.
Lynne, I would check the burning with a doctor if you can, and make sure what you are dealing with.
Good luck - Maura


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   Posted 6/20/2005 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
hi there Lynne,
sounds like you've been getting some good info on Gout. yes, gouty arthritis is typically seen primarily in a lot of cases in the big toe and is caused like the above mentioned. a blood test is done to look at uric acid crystals and there is also another type of Gout which is not from uric acid. do you feel if it comes on when you eat shellfish? keep a food diary if you feel it may help guide you a bit! perhaps that would be a big help when you come to get your diagnosis.
besides gout....there is peripheral neuropathy and some small vessel diseases which effect the sensitive areas in the feet and big toe. do you remember any nerve damage? shingles? are you a diabetic?
i wish you lots of luck and hopefully it won't act up too often and hopefully you will get an answer from a doc if it gets any worse.
have a happy day,
sincerely,
erin

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   Posted 6/21/2005 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Miss erin

I have burning pain in feet, from ankles to toes. Sometimes can't touch, hurts too bad.

Possible cause= neuropathy of feet r/t diabetes? Was dx with that last month. skull

Flopsie


Don't walk in front of me..I may not follow
Don't walk behind me..I may not lead
Walk beside me and be my friend...
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and Lord, put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.


erin.K
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   Posted 6/21/2005 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Flopsie.....of course! i wouldn't miss those signals. keepin me on my toes! thank you. and yes...i'm being good. am resting and taking my meds. still feeling very awful....but at least the throbbing subsided. what a long road. oh, and the women at work and my boss were very understanding and they wrote to me not to worry about anything and not to worry about time off.....as much as i need or even if i have to leave for good for a while. i was sooooo disappointed because all of this bad stuff happened and i was only hired for like 2 months. trying not to let it get me down....can't worry about that. MUST FEEL BETTER!!!!!
{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}
erin

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   Posted 6/22/2005 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   

erin (I know I can hear you now..here she goes again) yeah   I just want you to think about yourself and feel better. Slow down, that job or another will be there when you are up to the challenge of working again. I know you yeah were so excited to get the position that you have, but who knows if it is not in the cards for you to handle it right now, nono the next one may be twice as good. The main thing right now, is you, and getting your body in a holding pattern, so to speak.Your cognitive abilities are impaired r/t erin.

gee maybe I will sign this one Mama smurf   lol

ttyl,  flopsie


Don't walk in front of me..I may not follow
Don't walk behind me..I may not lead
Walk beside me and be my friend...
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and Lord, put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.


heatmiser
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   Posted 6/22/2005 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Erin,

This toe pain started happening a couple of months ago while I was going on a long walk and it just never let up, even though I stopped all exercise for awhile. So I don't think it's related to shellfish or anything, no diabetes or shingles. I think I just have this arthritis because of the crohn's disease and it doesn't help being overweight and putting so much extra work on my feet. I see my doc in a few weeks and can ask about it then.
Lynne


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   Posted 6/23/2005 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
cool  hey there flopsie. as always, your words of wisdom and concern are greatly appreciated. i have a BIG problem with change.... i don't like it, and plus i'm stubborn, headstrong, and rarely take no for an answer. was always like this even as a little girl. and i NEVER WAS ONE TO STOP!!!  but i have to say that the past 5 weeks have been a growing experience for me....learning to accept and adjust.
i stop sometimes and think of the things i use to tell my patients in the hospital: " I know you hate to be here and it is hard.... but this is where you have to be for now. And if you HAVE TO BE HERE, we can make the best of it !"  it's funny how much hearing that come from someone else helps another... i just wish i was the one saying it to others and not myself. but i am practicing what i preach.
:-)  been having some good small improvements the past 2 days! am more agile in my arms ,elbows, and shoulders. can turn onto my sides in bed. can lift arms up overhead, and is easier to shower and hold things! throbbing is minimal as well.
mad  bad set-backs: i don't know where this is coming from, but since on the Sulindac 200mg been having terrible LLQ pain and then 15 BM yesterday; bad pains today but only 4 BM so far. exhausted. no sleep tuesday nite at all (very nice decorating shows on cable @ 3am!)
but last nite i had to take something to sleep and was able to get 8 hours thank god!
eyes  called the rheumy asap yesterday about the pains and BM....so he said stop the sulindac. eyes now what? so he's claiming sulindac will manage the inflammation along with the steroids....but now i have nothing for pain except darvocet or percocet which he claims will not work. he's driving me MAD!
yeah  managed to keep out of all ER's and offices this week so far! good accomplishment!
Seeing BOB DYLAN tomorrow nite!  oh i can not wait! nice to have that to look forward to...and i don't care if i have to crawl there! just hope it doesn't rain on my parade, it's out in a baseball field.
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
ERIN

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   Posted 6/23/2005 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   

erin, PRAYING FOR NO RAIN THIS WEEKEND,

Bob Dylan..wow you lucky girl, hope all goes well the rest of the week and you can enjoy the concert.

You are having such a problem with those meds...not familiar with the Sulindac, what classification is that...steroid? Also just wondering if you had any kind of reaction or relief from the IV Solumedrol?

Hope you and honey have a wonderful time this weekend,

will be thinking of you,

flopsie


Don't walk in front of me..I may not follow
Don't walk behind me..I may not lead
Walk beside me and be my friend...
                                             Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.


erin.K
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   Posted 6/23/2005 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
skull  Sulindac = glorified advil....overpriced, unnecessary NSAID skull
tongue  hi nurse Flopsie! tongue not bashing sulindac at all .... i hope it works well for people. but yea, it's pretty much just like indocin or mobic. i don't think it's from the prednisone and pain killers. because saturday after i took the sulindac i noticed  burning. today i only "went" 6 times,  but very painful in the LLQ abdomen. perhaps it's just a freak thing.
and in the hospital the solumedrol drip allowed me to bend my arms after a few hours so yes...i think that was successful. that and the high doses of prednisone eventually eased and stopped the throbbing. yeah  
ooohh yea it's BOBBY TIME!!!!  big dylan fan. saw him 2 times. once in the Hamptons in a field. once in Atlantic City on the beach and tomorrow in NJ at a baseball field. Willie Nelson is opening for him. my honey needs it too. he's having a rough time with work and i think he is leaving the practice he's in now because the manager and the 2 chief neurologists are ordering eeg's every 40 minutes back to back. it's nuts! you know...how can you set up, run and download eeg's and seizure studies in less than an hour start to finish? their theory is that people will cancel and then there will be lulls in his day. NOT HAPPENING!! the poor guy just got home at 1000pm tonite from working from 8 this morning because EVERYBODY showed up and therefor he was backed up 3 hours.
i'm hoping i will be feeling well enough to make him happy and lift his spirits tomorrow and this weekend for a change. he has been just sooooo good to me and i'll spend every bit of me trying to do the same back. here's to better days! :-)
Erin

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   Posted 6/24/2005 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Lynne, just a thought here but you said that the pain started when you were doing a lot of walking, have you looked into arch issues with your feet? The tendons in the arches of my feet ended up swollen and my Dr prescribed orthotics for my shoes. I have a fair amount of burning in the balls of my feet due to the stretching of the tendons in the arches. After wearing the ortho's for a few months the burning went away. Not saying you need ortho's but go to one of these places where they look at your feet and the position your feet are in when walking and standing. Most peoples arches start to "fall" when they are on their feet alot and they don't go back to "anatomical" correctness by themselves. Your body just adjusts to the "new" alignment and compenstates for it. Can cause a whole mess of symptoms from foot pain to new back and neck pain from the muscles having to work harder at the new alignment.
Just food for thought.
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heatmiser
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   Posted 6/25/2005 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Oreo,

You may be on to something with this. I do have flat feet, and I'm kind of surprised my doc never checked for this when I first complained of the foot pain the first time. I have tried the support things from the store and they're ok but not overly helpful. Are you talking about a shoe store or a podiatrist for this kind of orthotic?
Lynne


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   Posted 6/30/2005 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Lynne, I was thinking more of a chiropodist/podiatrist. I was referred to a foot clinic that deals a lot with foot issues and shoes. Here in Kitchener it is called "footworks". The guy is a registered foot practitioner. Don't know what is available near you but look in the phone directory under footcare. Here in Ontario the orthotics run in the neighbourhood of $400 but most benefit prog. cover it if it is ordered by a Dr. I found that the ortho's helped with the sciatic problems I was having as well because it took the pressure off of my hips and lower back with the realignment of my feet. Remember if you look into it that this is not a quick fix. It can take your body up to 6 months to adjust to the new alignment and you may find that your feet and back hurt more for the first month while you are making the major adjustments. My Mom had a problem with her orthotics and had to go in and have them readjusted because the pain was not getting any better. You should find that the pain should start to get better within a month of wearing them. You also need to remember to (not do as I did) wear them for short periods of time to start with. I put them in my shoes one day and never took them out. Actually I wore them the second day for an entire 8 hour shift. It hurt but I was so desprate(?) that I didn't care. Now I just wear them for work as I live in sandals through the summer.
Best of luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oreo
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   Posted 7/10/2005 4:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there - I was fitted for my orthotics from a chiropractor a couple of years ago and had no problem whatsoever getting used to them. I also am in Ontario and many chiropractors can help you.
It made the world of difference to me at the time. It was very apparant once I looked at each orthotic, that my left leg was almost half an inch shorter than the right and wearing the orthotics certainly eased a lot of the back fatigue. Before that, I never knew I had that problem!

Good luck to you - Maura


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   Posted 7/17/2009 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
burning toes

I had been in pain playing golf for years. Around the 5th or 6th hole I was near quitting but usually took my shoes off and massaged my toes. I finally went to a Dr4. and really did not get the answers.

Then one time I took my socks off and that was it! Been fine ever since.

paul
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