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Hi, Ive had a really bad pain in my big toe for the last couple

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Hi, I've had a really bad pain in my big toe for the last couple of weeks it's almost exactly where my toe meets the rest of my foot, I could normally cope with this but if I have to spend all day on my feet (As I do with my job) it spreads all the way up my shin too just below my knee.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hi Will

I noticed you couldn't enter chat mode

I switched to this format for you

This sounds like gout.

Gout is deposits of uric acid in joints specifically the big toe and surrounding tissues

This is very common

You need to start an anti inflammatory like indomethacin and colchicine

seeing your GP is the best idea