I am a new member & I have learned more from this forum about PD in 3 days than I have in
5 yrs. My PD is only on my left side. Right now I have severe swelling in my left foot & ankle & severe pain in my left knee. I also have sciatica in my left hip. I have no problems on my right side. I was diagnosed with gout last week (left foot/ankle) & currently under treatment. I always suspected that the PD was causing all my leg & hip problems. So you are not alone with these syptoms. My PD is currently being treated with requip, amanadine & sinemet. Sinemet does raise uric acid levels which cause gout.