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I went to bed with nothing wrong, no injury and now foot is

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I went to bed with nothing wrong, no injury and now foot is swollen up. Especially around large toe. Could this be gout? I had a blood panel taken a few weeks ago which includes uric acid and it was in the normal range.

What are your age and gender?

Do you have pain, redness, tenderness in the toe, foot, or leg/calf?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Im 36 male, lots of pain. No redness. Pain around metatarsal joint on the big toe end of the foot
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Pain is only present with movement or weight on foot

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This is likely to be gout, especially if you have a family history of gout.

Gout may occur without a rise of serum uric acid in 20% of cases and diagnosis is based on symptoms, signs, physical exam and aspiration of the joint fluid.

The following would help you;

1) Motrin.

2) Ice compresses.

3) Local analgesic spray.

4) Lidocaine skin patch.

5) Deep electrotherapy.

6) Vitamin C 500 mg twice a day.

Colchicine is a specific drug for gout, which would need a prescription.

I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Can I ask you one more, it is around the tonsil. I have had 2 white small bumps in my right tonsil for around 2 weeks. I have not had a sore throat or anything. I have not noticed any pain. I will share a pic too. If you could shed any light on what it could be and if it would be of concern? Thanks
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Also the tonsil is slightly larger than my other. I assume they are not symmetrical anyway?

The white spot on the enlarged tonsil is due to acid reflux.

There is nothing worrisome.

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Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Thank you
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Have a great day

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