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Symptoms of Gout - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi,For the past 8 months I have had severe pain starting in my right big toe joint it has spread to include my left big toe, heels, right knee pain, and left hip pain. I can no longer run and walking for long period of time cause me a lot of pain. I have had x-rays that show nothing abnormal, and have inserts for my shoes. Nothing seems to be helping me. My podiatrist has no clue why I'm in pain.
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello
User :   I'm hoping maybe you can help me get some kind of an answer to my joint pain
Doctor :   yes, sure i will help you
Doctor :   Is the pain mare in any specific period of the day ?
User :   its more stiff in the mornings and grows to a sharp pain as the day goes on
Doctor :   ok,Do you have nay other illnesses or taking any medication long term ?
User :   no
User :   no recent injuries either
Doctor :   ok, i doubt it to be gout
Doctor :   hence i would ask you to get some blood tests which can help in the diagnosis
User :   ok, is there anything I can do in the mean time to help with the pain?
Doctor :   Have you tried any pain killers ?
Doctor :   The tests i would ask are Serum Uric acid levels and CRP
User :   I will try some pain killers I have before just don't want to get hooked on them
User :   I will ask my podiatrist about the blood tests thank you
Doctor :   that is right
Doctor :   you can use topical painkiller gels
User :   ok, thank you very much for your time :)
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello
Doctor :   Please continue ,
Doctor :   It seems you have moved out of the chat window. Please log in back if you have medical queries
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