My right foot has been swelling twice as big as my left every night on the bone right above my big toe. I don't drink alcohol,so it can't be gout. Is it arthritis? I am 42 years old & it reminds me of growing pains only more intense. The pain is throbbing all through the night. The only relief seems to be from taking motrin.
Just because you don't drink alcohol, doesn't mean that it isn't gout. People who have a high intake of red meat, seafood, organ meats can produce more purines, which can lead to gout.
Your symptoms don't seem to be gout, however. Motrin generally would have minimal comfort for someone who is suffering through a gout attack. You may want to check with a rheumatologist to rule out gout, but you may want to check with an immunologist to see if you are having problems with your lymphatic system.
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