Severe shooting pain in toe and swollen ankles


#1
Hi all

Roy is new to the forum and would like to know if any one has experienced a very sharp shooting pain in their toe - (like a hot needle)accompanied by swollen ankles. He has had this twice today and once a few days ago. The GP has asked him to see the nurse about some blood tests as he is unsure of what it might be. He has had PD for 6 years now and generally copes well with it so the shooting pain is a bit of a worry for him. Has anyone else experienced this or could it be that it is not PD related? Hopefully someone on the forum can help.
kind regards
Irene

#2
Hi Irene and welcome to the forum. Also hello to Roy. My husband also has pains in his legs and ankles (sometimes sharp). He doesnt have swelling in his feet/ankles but does in his right wrist and hand (the side PD affected at the moment).
Carrot

#3
Hi Irene,

Has gout been considered? The way you describe the pain is how I recall gout which I suffered from a while back. I don't recall ankle swelling, but now I'm prone to that as a side effect of PD meds.

Good news if it is gout, change of diet cured it for me. No meds required.

Best wishes,

Grey.