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#1 Bird Lady

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 11:57 AM

I don't like to constantly complain but the ball of my right foot near my big toe hurts and burns if I put any pressure on it. It's like you're holding a lighted match to it. I found something online called gout arthritis and it seems to fit my symptoms. Has anyone ever heard of this? Could this be a part of sclero? It's no big deal in the whole scheme of things but it still hurts. Birdman
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:26 PM

Birdman, I have no personal knowledge but I have read that gout IS a form of arthritis. I don't know if it is a symptom of sclero but nothing would surprise me anymore.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:53 PM

Hi Birdman,

Every new symptom needs to be individually evaluated by your doctor, of course. This would be a new one...and if it is gout (or something else) it is probably very treatable, but dangerous to just ignore.

I'd say odds are fairly good that it is something you have in addition to scleroderma...so, please, hie thee to a doctor! Your general practitioner is probably good enough for starters, what matters is that you are seen before it has much chance to worsen.
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 03:59 PM

I dont think Gout is related to sclero but I have heard of gout its from eating too much red meat can be the cause but like Shelley said you need to see a doctor about it.. take care and keep us updated. Sam
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 07:03 AM

Hi Birdman - Is it possible that it could be plantars fasciitis? That is something I've heard is associated with scleroderma. I suffer from it. Just a thought? - Ann

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:08 AM

Could it be a stress fracture? I would definitely get it checked out.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:28 AM

Get it checked. If you suspect gout, be sure to get a serum uric acid test. My understanding (though I'm not a doctor) is that gout has to do with your body having to high a level of uric acid which can form painful crystals in joints. This can be effected by what you eat - foods of high "purine" content are not good (often high in red meat, thus the reputation of gout effecting the well fed and wealthy, such as Henry VIII). Some of my grandparents had it. There are good treatments available.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:08 PM

I heard that gout usually affects the toes, but I recall a co worker whose son had gout and it also affected the heel of his foot. My rheumatologist had me on Colchicine with is a gout/arthritis medicine, but she had me on for the calcification deposits.
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#9 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 04:41 PM

Birdman, have you seen the doctor about your foot yet?
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#10 Bird Lady

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:17 AM

Hi Shelley, We emailed my doctor last night with my symptoms and should hear back today. I'll let you know what he says. Thanks to everyone for your responses. Birdman
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 01:34 AM

What'd the doctor have to say birdman? I hope you get it resolved soon! I have had the same kind of pain on both feet, but it is probably something entirely different, it has come & gone a few times. My podiatrist, about a year ago, said I had something growing in there...I don't recall if he said a corn or not... I just know there is such a thing as a corn...lol. Anyways, walking seems to irratate it but the moon has to be right or something too because there never seems to be any rhyme or reason to why sometimes it is there & sometimes not...lol.

Anyways, let us know what the doctor says, hopefully you can be painfree there shortly!

#12 Bird Lady

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:32 AM

Hi luvbnmom3, Haven't heard back from the doctor yet. It's very unusual not to hear back the same day so he must be out of town or something. The pain seems to come and go. It's a deep burning pain when it's hurting. I'll do a post when the doctor gets back to me. Thanks for the reply. Birdman
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