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Pain at the joint of toe with swelling - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :   are you there XXXX?
User :   ys
User :   hi
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   please go ahead
User :   my mother is feeling a pain at the joint of her toe.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   which toe?
User :   she is unable to walk properly
User :   means?
Doctor :   which toe is hurting her?
User :   right one
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Location: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
Doctor :   of your mother
User :   Age-50, location-Orissa, weight-50kg, height-5'2", dependents-yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does she have any other health problems?
User :   Gas, acidity
Doctor :   since when does she have the pain?
Doctor :   the pain in the toe
User :   4yrs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   has she taken any medicines for the pain?
User :   ys so many but i don't remember the names
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was there any injury to the toe?
User :   it is always in swelling condition
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   she applies move and uses warm water
Doctor :   is there any fever?
User :   i mean steam
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is any other toe affected or is it in a single toe?
User :   no only that one
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you get an xray of the toe done
User :   ok
Doctor :   also get her RA factor checked
Doctor :   with ESR
User :   ok
Doctor :   she may be having arthritis
Doctor :   does anyone in your family have gout?
User :   no
Doctor :   she should avoid nonvegetarian foods
User :   she never takes non-veg
Doctor :   she should drink plenty of fluids
User :   yes, she does that
Doctor :   she needs to get physically examined by an orthopedician
Doctor :   to rule out gout or a condition called pseudogout
User :   ok i wl get it done
Doctor :   and arthritis
Doctor :   she can take regular pain killers
Doctor :   only when the pain is unbearable
User :   ok
Doctor :   she should rest the joint as much as possible
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Doctor :   please confirm your details
User :   yes right
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   a rheumatologist
Doctor :   would be better than an orthopedician
User :   ok
Doctor :   if possible consult a rheumatologist
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   ys i hv
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   no thanks. it was nice chatting with u.
Doctor :   you are welcome
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