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Painful, Swollen Big Toe

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Had a problem for the past 7 years, about three times a year, get a swolen big toe, could be on either foot.
My Uric Acid is high, 9 mg/dL, but the symptoms do not match gout-as I can walk (limp), and the swelling is not the tight, hot, red type typically described for gout.
Are there degrees of gout, and I happen to have a mild case?
NSAIDs usually help, but this time, over the past two weeks, I have tried colchicine, naproxen, diclofenac and now Feldene, each with no improvement.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks.

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  1. Each repeated attack can take it’s toll on the joint. That is why it is called a chemical arthritis. I recommend getting this x-rayed. You need to discuss the possibility of gout either with your family doctor, internist of podiatrist. Allopurinol is the medication that is usually used to treat gout.

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