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#811 Worst time to check gout with a blood test (when you have pain)

If you get gout, it’s going to be painful. It hurts because you get so much uric acid buildup in your bloodstream that it starts to crystallize, forming little bitty needle shaped crystals in the joint.

They are pointed, they’re sharp and they are poking the tissue on the synovial tissue inside of the joint, and it hurts.

When is the worst time to check for gout with a blood test?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#803 How can gout lead to hallux rigidus?

One of the problems with being a runner is that you have a higher pain threshold.

If you have a minor attack of gout, it may not bother you as much as it would other people and what Gout is, is that you get painful crystals forming within a joint like the big toe joint.

If you have what we call sub-acute gout, meaning it’s not really killing you, it’s just kind of a minor thing that’s building up gradually, then the condition might actually sort of fly under the radar.

You might be gradually building up crystals in the joint that you’re not really aware of at all.

How can gout lead to hallux rigidus?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#380 Does a painful red big toe joint mean I have gout?

I was just doing telemedicine visit with a runner who has a red, painful big toe joint.
Gout is an accumulation of painful sharp crystals in the joint.
Gout certainly can cause your big toe joint to become red, hot, swollen and painful.
But gout is only one of three different conditions that might cause big toe joint pain.
The pattern of redness around the big toe joint can help you decide which condition might be causing the problem if you are a runner.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about whether or not a a painful red big toe joint means a runner has gout.

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5 Causes of Big Toe Joint Pain in Runners

 Subscribe: iTunes | Android If you are a runner and you have pain in the big toe joint, the first step in treating it is figuring out what is actually causing the problem. There are lots of different causes of pain in the big toe joint, but there are really five that affect runners […]

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