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I have arthritis and gout in both my feet. The top of my feet

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I have arthritis and gout in both my feet. The top of my feet are swollen and stiff and I am having a lot of walking difficulty. My doctor has prescribed co-codamol and Voltarol gel both of which have very little effect. Can you suggest anything else i can do?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,

I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Steroid courses work wonders for gout related swelling.

Mysticdoc :

Oral prednisone can be used starting at 60 mg daily then tapering within 2 weeks.

Mysticdoc :

Another option is steroid injection in the swollen joint for faster action.

Mysticdoc :

Another medication that can help i Colchicine oral tablets.

Mysticdoc :

Colchicine also requires prescription like steroids.

Mysticdoc :

You can discuss these options with your doctor.

Mysticdoc :

It is better for you to see a joint specialist like rheumatologist for better management.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.
Mysticdoc : The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
Mysticdoc : Hi there,
I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Mysticdoc : Steroid courses work wonders for gout related swelling.
Mysticdoc : Oral prednisone can be used starting at 60 mg daily then tapering within 2 weeks.
Mysticdoc : Another option is steroid injection in the swollen joint for faster action.
Mysticdoc : Another medication that can help i Colchicine oral tablets.
Mysticdoc : Colchicine also requires prescription like steroids.
Mysticdoc : You can discuss these options with your doctor.
Mysticdoc : It is better for you to see a joint specialist like rheumatologist for better management.
Mysticdoc : Best wishes,
Please rate the chat Good or Excellent, if you are satisfied with our conversation and do not have any further question, so that I get rewarded for my time & effort. Thank you!
Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!
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