Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

I have gout in my left foot and it is swollen.

By Anonymous July 10, 2017 - 10:31am
Rate This

My foot is swollen from my big toe to my ankle and there is pain.for gout swollen foot what home remedies can I use to get the swelling down

Add a Comment1 Comments


Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community for help.

Gout is a kind of arthritis. It can cause an attack of sudden burning pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint, usually a big toe.

It is caused by too much uric acid in the blood. Most of the time, having too much uric acid isn't harmful. Many people with high levels in their blood never get gout. But when uric acid levels in your blood are too high, the uric acid may form hard crystals in your joints.

Rest the affected joint until the attack eases and for 24 hours after the attack.

Elevate painful joints.

Use ice to reduce swelling.

Relieve inflammation by taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). But don't take aspirin, which may abruptly change uric acid levels and may make symptoms worse. Take a NSAID only if not contraindicated for yor.


July 10, 2017 - 12:20pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.



Get Email Updates

Gout Guide


Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!