Is This Gout Or Rheumatism ??
Hello my wife every day complaining of pain in the soles of the feet and calves the word feels like a tingling sensation when touched the word hurts until the bones of the soles of the feet already hurt all whether it is gout thank you
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Gout or gout arthritis is a disease that occurs due to the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints. Rheumatism or also called rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that occurs because the body's immune system attacks the synovium or the lining that surrounds the joint. Both of these diseases will cause the main symptoms of pain, swelling, redness, especially in the joint area. If what your wife feels is a symptom of pain in the sole of the foot down to the calf, then the possible cause is not a joint disorder such as gout arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Pain in the soles of the feet to the calf may be caused by several possibilities, for example inflammation of the tendons in the back of the ankle (achilles tendonitis), injury to the muscles around the calf and ankles, injury to the bones around the sole of the foot or in the lower limbs, flat feet or flat feet, disorders of blood vessels around the feet (can be disruption in veins or arteries in the legs), impaired innervation to the feet (can be due to diabetes, certain nutritional deficiencies), and so forth.
If indeed this condition is very disturbing, you should bring your wife to an orthopedic doctor for further evaluation of his feet. Some things you can do now:
Try resting your legs and not moving or tapping the feet that are hurting a lot
Avoid using shoes with high heels for a while, use shoes that are comfortable for the feet
Raise your legs higher when sitting or lying down
Foot compresses with warm compresses or you can also soak them in warm water
Perform gentle massage on the feet (not sorted roughly)
Take mild painkillers such as Paracetamol to help relieve pain
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