Hi. I'm a newby. I posted in the wrong forum, originally. Eight days ago my right foot became sore and tender at the base of my second toe. Based on previous examinations, I (and my MD) were pretty sure I had a case of gout. Usually I suffer through it for three-four days and it goes away, w/o meds. This happens less than once a year. This time, the symptoms almost went away, and then returned
, the pain shifted to the ball of my foot and towards my big toe. That's never happened before. I walk with a limp, putting weight on the outside of the right foot. I feel minor pain in the foot even when I am at rest. I take several meds for hypertension (nothing new or changed recently) and a minimal dose of Glucophage to manage slightly high blood sugar. I am about ten pounds overweight and in my early 60's. I checked out the "foot pain and" multiple symptoms, and none seem to apply. Any ideas? Can gout persist for long periods?