February 5, 2013 at 6:26 am #14578traviswrightParticipant
I have this painful condition in my feet that?s been going on these past weeks; friends tell me it?s probably gout. I say, maybe it?s just a sort of pain that is caused by a daily 5 blocks walk from and to work. However, I wonder if it is how can I treat it to prevent from getting worst?February 5, 2013 at 7:04 am #14579KeithTaylorParticipant
Please remember, I’m a gout sufferer not a doctor. I can give you some friendly advice, but that is absolutely no substitute for a medical examination, and professional opinion.
There are lots of things that cause sore feet. Why do your friends suggest gout? Is there a family history, because gout is largely genetic.. Why do you think it isn’t gout? This is the first time I’ve heard that walking five blocks can cause foot pain, but I guess if you have poor footwear, that could happen.
If it is gout, you need to be aware that the pain will get worse. It will spread to more joints, attack more often, and more intensely with each month it is untreated. It is an extremely serious condition that will eventually destroy your joints. It also spreads into soft tissue, damaging skin, kidneys, heart, and eventually all organs.
If you are even mildly suspicious that it might be gout, please see a doctor to get a proper diagnosis. If you make the appointment, but are not sure what questions to ask, come back again for more help.
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