I had two episodes of gout 10 years ago in my left knee.
Nothing since. Two weeks ago I thought I had another episode, but the meds my doctor prescribed barely seem to be working (and they worked quite well ten years ago). So I just spoke to him and he said my blood test results show low uric acid… so it doesn't seem to be gout. He said maybe it's just arthritis. I have an appt in 3 weeks with a rheumatologist… but in the meanwhile… anybody have any experience with this? Any knowledge to share? My knee IS warm to the touch, which is a symptom of gout… but… is regular arthritis warm to the touch? Any info would be appreciated. I will see the doc in three weeks, but meanwhile…? It is not wise to wait three weeks? That's kind of the standard… hmmm… I will call my regular doc in the AM… No fever… no unusual fatigue…
Well This is called monoarthritis of knee joint.Causes are: Infection,Gout,….etc It is not wise to wait 3 weeks to see a rheumatologist Joint aspiration for lab tests is urgent at this time to make diagnosis. Best wishes to you!
My feet feel broken all the time?
Ok, for the past few months, my right foot has felt like I broke it. The pain is bad when I first wake up, I can't walk for about 20 minutes or so. Now, both feet are doing it, but the left doesn't hurt nearly as bad. Last year, it all started with my heels, they felt like they were in pieces, I bought some insoles for heel fasciitis, and that problem eventually stopped. My mom told me it could be gout, she has some arthritis symptoms, including gout when she eats or drinks certain foods. I read about it, and something about uric acid, which made me think..I have had 2 kidney stones, and over 10 uti's in the past 8 years. And I am the biggest water drinker on the planet, always have been. I never had insurance, so just went to the er for those, never got a diagnosis, just really good pain meds:) . I do have insurance now, so I 'm wondering what kind of doctor I should see. Here is a little about me, if it helps narrow it down at all. I'm 23, female, had 3 kids since I was 14(no judging please, I'm married to the daddy:) so I am a little overweight, never lost it all from the kids. but wasn't when I had the first stone at 16. I'm working on that, seems like no matter what I do for however long, it doesn't take off more than a few lbs, (was told 3rd shift can do that) I have been on 3rd shift for 4 1/2 yrs..which none of these probs started til recently. I am on my feet all night. And I get about 5 hours of sleep a day, max. Arthritis runs in my family, but I am so young, not sure here. Thanks for reading!
You need to get a book called : "The Inflammation Cure" by Immunologist William Joel Meggs. This doctor talks about foods that promote inflammation -bad – don't eat and foods that reduce inflammation-> eat these foods. This diet plan helps people with obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, some heart conditions, some cancers, 'fibromyalgia' and more.
Have you ever felt legs like concrete, stopping you from walking almost altogether?
Started to happen 5 years ago, beginning first with pain and inflammation of left knee, culminating in just stopping almost all movement_sort of like a robot_as I walked across a parking lot, barely able to reach sidewalk. From then on I would start to walk pretty normal, but still with pain and stiffness, with all "cement-like" feeling coming back if I walked couple of blocks. Seen by family doctor and checked for gout and arthritis, tests came back negative. Same for hospital visit less than 3 weeks later. When doctor referred me to rheutmatologist I could not manage by time I got appointment to even walk. Thought it just impossible to walk hospital grounds to get there!! Noticed with time that after couple of days of hardly walking or standing would make symptoms die down considerably. But now, five years later, being able to walk total of maybe six blocks daily and regular walk from one place to other in home, etc., has brought back pain, now mostly right knee and both legs.
First, ask your Dr. For a P.A.D. (peripheral artery disease) test which is a simple test to measure blood pressure at the ankle area. The purpose of the test is to compare blood flow in the lower extremeties to that of the upper extremeties.The result could determine any circulatory problems or concerns.Another test that you should get is called CRP test, this is called C reactive protein and what it does is determine if there is inflammation in the artery walls of your legs. Your symptoms point in that direction.
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