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hello. Attached is an article on gout.
there is no question that trauma can cause an acute attack of gout
anything that can inflame the "synovial F layer" of the joint capsule is thought to precipitate a gout crisis
so infection or trauma can do it
you mentioned you are taking allopurinol and colchicine, but are you using an NSAID as well?
non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
like naprosyn, or diclofenac?
do you have stomach problems?
alleve, how many mg?
well, I would suggest you ask you doctor for some arthrotec 75
or aleve is fine as well which is OTC
so each pill is 220 mg
how old are you?
do you have any kidney problems?
58 yrs old, no problems w/kidney
well you could try 2 (440) mg at every 8 hours with food
and see if that helps by taking it on a continual basis for a few days
gout is best treated with combination therapy
ok, just n your opinion, could this trauma be permanent, continue for a while more or come and go for ever?
so adding the NSAID may really help your ankle
do you have an MRI of your ankle
it is hard to say from here
I mean anything is possible, you need some imaging
usually ankles in trauma heel pretty well
but that is a generalization
if aleve doesn't help much
ask your doctor for some celebrex ok?
i just took an ambien as i have not slept in 2 days, I'll take the aleeve tomorrow, ok?
or Arthrotec 75
i won't take celebrex
then the arthrotec
you are welcome good luck
Dr Frank t