How do you know if you have gout in your toe?
It’s characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in the joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe. An attack of gout can occur suddenly, often waking you up in the middle of the night with the sensation that your big toe is on fire.
How do you treat gout in the big toe?
Treating an Acute Gout Attack
Here are the steps for getting the pain and swelling of a gout attack under control as quickly as possible: Call your doctor and make an appointment. Ice and elevate the joint. Drink plenty of fluids (no alcohol or sweet sodas).
What is the fastest way to get rid of gout?
- See your doctor. “The first thing you need to do is make sure it’s gout.
- Rest. The best place to be during a gout attack is in bed.
- Ice it down. Putting ice on the affected joint will reduce the inflammation.
- Get naked.
- Watch your diet.
- Stay hydrated.
- Take over-the-counter pain medication.
- Try steroids.
What causes gout in big toe?
Gout is a form of arthritis caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream. The symptoms of gout are due to the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints and the body’s response to them. Gout most classically affects the joint in the base of the big toe. Most gout cases are treated with specific medications.