... bunions over this period. Gout has been ruled out. Previous to the med. no deformaties in toe joints. He is 46. Has anyone else had this issue?
Well, Gout is caused by a build up of Uric acid which is easily tested. The Arthritis is much harder to diagnose. So, the bunions were probably triggered by the Ibandronate but persistent thru rheumatoid arthritis. Taking him off Ibandronate will not be beneficial at this point. We would rather keep him on the medication then see his bones become more brittle (assuming he's on Ibandronate due to osteoporosis) . Why did you mention he has Down's syndrome? Is his Gate off? That could be another cause of his bunions. Shoes too tight?
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