• Neehariak Rao Neehariak Rao
    March 09, 2013
    My mother's got a severe pain n her foot thumb......just the foot thumb is paining and there is no symptom of any redness or swelling. I don't know what to do??? can any one give me some remedy!!!
    Neehariak Rao Neehariak Rao
    March 09, 2013

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  • G Wright March 11, 2013
    G Wright
    March 11, 2013

    Sounds like Gout. This is generally caused by high levels of Uric Acid. This can be very painful and if not treated the pain can permiate further than just the toe. (I have had flare ups that permiate into my ankle and lower leg...generally one leg or the other.) Tell her to see her doctor.  You can also look up details in regards to Gout. Also diet change and medication can help lessen the flare ups.

    Just so you know, you may have to suggest testing for Gout...my first apparent episode was thought to be something other than Gout. I was in so much pain I could hardly walk. Went to emergency and was given pain pills and told to elevate my foot above my heart.  (The toe was very swollen, red and tender to the touch.)

    If this is what your mother suffers from,there are a couple medications that will help in this area. One is Colcrys, more for pain and does little to lessen the flare ups and is expensive (it is considered as a narcotic and some doctors will not prescribe it - they prefer the patient learn pain management). However, it seems Allopurinol aids in lessening the flare ups if taken as directed.  Now this is not to say there won't be any flare ups but the pain will not be so intence. 

    Good luck and hope this information was helpful

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  • G Wright March 11, 2013
    G Wright
    March 11, 2013

    Sounds like Gout. This is generally caused by high levels of Uric Acid. This can be very painful and if not treated the pain can permiate further than just the toe. (I have had flare ups that permiate into my ankle and lower leg...generally one leg or the other.) Tell her to see her doctor.  You can also look up details in regards to Gout. Also diet change and medication can help lessen the flare ups.

    Just so you know, you may have to suggest testing for Gout...my first apparent episode was thought to be something other than Gout. I was in so much pain I could hardly walk. Went to emergency and was given pain pills and told to elevate my foot above my heart.  (The toe was very swollen, red and tender to the touch.)

    If this is what your mother suffers from,there are a couple medications that will help in this area. One is Colcrys, more for pain and does little to lessen the flare ups and is expensive (it is considered as a narcotic and some doctors will not prescribe it - they prefer the patient learn pain management). However, it seems Allopurinol aids in lessening the flare ups if taken as directed.  Now this is not to say there won't be any flare ups but the pain will not be so intence. 

    Good luck and hope this information was helpful

    READ MORE
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