Gout in my anckle
Kennington

Smethport, PA

#1 Feb 14, 2009
Hi, I'm a male 46 years old in fairly good shape, 6'3" 220 pounds. I recently began to experience pain in the back of my left ankle. Intially it caused me mild discomfort (limp) but eventually it progressed to the point that I couldn't even walk within a day after the original systems. I'm fairly sure that I didn't injure the ankle in any physical activity so I was lttle confused as to what was happening. The pain progressed and I was sure that I had torn my achilles tendon or broken a bone in my foot other than the fact that as i said earlier that I wasn't involved in any activity that would have caused that type of injury.

After reading any number of sites on the web I began to think it might be gout. One key element that tipped me off was the fact that alcohol, particularly beer, was a big contributing factor. I drink between 4-8 beers every night so i seem to be a prime canidate. I've never had any complications before this point.

My ankle is now very swollen and stiff to the point that I can't bend it or even walk on it. Near the back of my foot there are parts that even painful just to the touch.

Plese any help would be most appreciated and yes I've given up drinking for good! This is just too painful!!!
In the same boat

Pflugerville, TX

#2 Mar 25, 2009
I have been suffering from gout for about 4 years. It occurs in my ankle and heel a lot. It seems to migrate around the joints of the foot before leaving. I found that if i drink vinegar, about a cup as well as baking soda mixed in water about 1 tspn it helps flush the uric acid out. FYI the gout gets worse and occurs more often as time goes on. Go see your Doc to get some prevention meds.

Since: Mar 09

Belgium

#3 Mar 26, 2009
Kennington wrote:
Hi, I'm a male 46 years old in fairly good shape, 6'3" 220 pounds. I recently began to experience pain in the back of my left ankle. Intially it caused me mild discomfort (limp) but eventually it progressed to the point that I couldn't even walk within a day after the original systems. I'm fairly sure that I didn't injure the ankle in any physical activity so I was lttle confused as to what was happening. The pain progressed and I was sure that I had torn my achilles tendon or broken a bone in my foot other than the fact that as i said earlier that I wasn't involved in any activity that would have caused that type of injury.
After reading any number of sites on the web I began to think it might be gout. One key element that tipped me off was the fact that alcohol, particularly beer, was a big contributing factor. I drink between 4-8 beers every night so i seem to be a prime canidate. I've never had any complications before this point.
My ankle is now very swollen and stiff to the point that I can't bend it or even walk on it. Near the back of my foot there are parts that even painful just to the touch.
Plese any help would be most appreciated and yes I've given up drinking for good! This is just too painful!!!
Hi Friend, I had the same a few years ago. First thing to do is get Colchicine. Read this first http://arthritis.about.com/od/colchicine/a/go... . I'm sure it helps, keep me tuned in. Best regards silas

Since: Mar 09

Belgium

#4 Mar 26, 2009
In the same boat wrote:
I have been suffering from gout for about 4 years. It occurs in my ankle and heel a lot. It seems to migrate around the joints of the foot before leaving. I found that if i drink vinegar, about a cup as well as baking soda mixed in water about 1 tspn it helps flush the uric acid out. FYI the gout gets worse and occurs more often as time goes on. Go see your Doc to get some prevention meds.
Hi Friend, I had the same a few years ago. First thing to do is get Colchicine. Read this first http://arthritis.about.com/od/colchicine/a/go .... I'm sure it helps, keep me tuned in. Best regards silas
raj011

Gurgaon, India

#5 Apr 3, 2009
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Amy H

Bath, UK

#8 Sep 19, 2009
Gout can be treated by a change of diet (one which is low in uric acids). A specific diet will not only treat, cure and keep away gout, but a few users have reported to have even lost weight!

Remember that you're not alone as millions of people suffer from this awful condition. Luckilty there is a way out: http://bit.ly/cure-gout

Best of luck to you,
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Rich

Holyoke, MA

#9 Oct 6, 2009
Your first step ALWAYS before trying any home remedy is to consult your doctor first. Gout is a result of high levels of uric acid in your blood. This can be a result of your kidneys not function correctly and not your lifestyle (beer high purine rich foods).
The kidneys basically absorb uric acid and is discharged from the body by way of urine. Taking home remedies such as vinegar or baking soda to raise your blood ph (less acidic) can be harmful, baking soda is high in sodium and can have side affects if you have high blood pressure.

Education is key to any disease http://goutreliefcures.com
Brett

Christchurch, New Zealand

#11 Aug 10, 2010
I know I'm a little late coming into this thread, but I thought I would add my two cents worth. I had gout in my toes, feet, ankles, and elbows! But it started off in my toe and sort of migrated, getting worse and worse as it went. Now I've got permanent damage.

If you are still having gout pain I really encourage you to deal with it, rather than just put up with the attacks. The thing is... it will only get worse, and it can damage you permanently.

I've actually put up a website with some of my own personal stories at http://curegoutpainnow.com

At the very least I suggest you read my story of how gout affected me!

“Prevent Gout”

Since: Aug 10

Livingston, MT

#12 Aug 12, 2010
Wow. I wonder if anyone who reads at this forum ISN'T selling something ... I guess I won't throw my URL in the ring.

But I will say that since I've laid my gout to rest, I've become completely fascinated with cellular health and how it can play a big part in overall acidity including too much uric acid.

Clean up the free radical damage, let the cell membrane do it's thing and the (uric) acidity clears out.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#13 Dec 20, 2012
Hehe. You're right. Nothing but shills with something to sell on this forum...I'm gone!! I'll get my info elsewhere.
George J

South Amboy, NJ

#14 Feb 25, 2013
I have been on Colcrys and Allopurinol for quite some time.
I currently take Colcrys .6mg (1) twice daily. I'm also on Allopurinol 300mg (1) daily.
I noticed that one of my knuckles (pointer finger, under the skin) has a slight bump/growth.(ie tophi)
This past weekend, I had an acute Gout Attack in my right ankle.(Front, near base of the leg) It was noticeably warm to the touch and swollen.
After treating it with Colchecine it went away, however there is still a slight bump.(Is this tophi)
If it is, what do I do? How do I get rid/break up the tophi?
Please help.
mike

Tucker, GA

#15 Mar 26, 2013
Im having bad pain behind my right ankle its thombing i cant walk on it. Its horrible need some advice dont know if it gout.
Doug

United States

#16 Jun 11, 2013
I have gout in my left ankle. It gets so painful I can hardly walk on it but I never experienced swelling. I about read about reducing caffeine and increasing water intake helping. So I cut down to a couple of cups of tea per day and increased my water intake to about 2 litres per day. The pain has gone. Hope it works for you.

Since: Jul 13

Drexel Hill, PA

#17 Jul 4, 2013
Colchicine... My Dr prescribed this to be taken at the first sign of a gout attack. Can this be used when you've been in an acute attack for a week??? I didn't get it filled because I was afraid of it tearing up my stomach... Thanks...
Sam65

Cambridge, UK

#18 Jul 11, 2013
How long does the pain last, went to work today slight pain now I cant walk. Help

Since: Sep 13

United States

#19 Oct 14, 2013
I had gout in my right ankle twice. Each time it was the worse pain ever and I could not put pressure on my leg. The first time I discovered it, I woke in the middle of the night to go to the restroom. As soon as I stepped on it, the pain was so bad my legs buckled. I had to crawl. That was the first time I used a cane because of gout. Fortunately, none of those attacks last long.

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