|I have had gout for 30 plus years of am now 63 years. Starts typically in big toes for me then to my heel, knees and thumps and first finger. If it is true gout you will be able to point to the exact spot where it hurts on a x ray. Plus most x ray will show a uric acid crystal formation where two bone are rubbing together. I have now progressed to gouty arthritis. true gout is so intense you can not stand even a bed sheet to touch your big toe. No if you have gout it come and will stay for days but very gradually reduce without meds. Allopurinol and Colorist is give if your gout attacks are frequent. |
My gout and RA is manifesting with uric acid floating in the fluid that builds up around very painful knee join RA. I have had my knee drained 3 or 4 times within the last 3 months. Gout is mainly a reduction of the kidney to filter out excess uric acid.
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