Painful Gout attack image

Gout in Pictures

Pictures of Gout

In this post I decided to add some pictures to show you what gout looks like. Pictures paint a thousand words, so this should help you to see what gout is all about, especially if you have been newly diagnosed with gout or think you may have it. Some even portray gout pain in a way no words can describe. Truth is gout looks very different for many depending how serious each case is. Furthermore, gout can affect different parts of the body like the big toe, ankle, knee, elbow, finger etc…

The following pictures have been take from various sources. This first image shows you how much bigger the right foot is compared to the left one. Notice the redness and puffiness.

Gout in the foot or big toe

Gout foot image

This second image below gives us a similar look:

Inflamed foot from gout

Gout in the Ankle

Gout in the ankle

Gout in the Finger

Gout in the finger

Gout in the Elbow

Gout in the elbow

Gout in the Knee

Gout in the knee

Gout in the Wrist

Gout in the wrist

Basically, notice how swollen each joint is from the ankle, then the finger you’ll notice it is lumpy which may have the presence of top under the skin. The elbow seems to look like a tennis ball, sticks out more. Notice how inflamed the right knee is compared to the left, I’ve had that before with my original attack which caused great discomfort since I got hit with the big toe and knee at the same time. I had to walk around in a cane. It was brutal. Gout in the wrist is pretty bad as well. Imagine not being able to use one of your hands in your day to day life. I hope you are not horrified by these images but if you want to see what gout is all about, this is how it looks like. Make sure to follow your gout diet, exercise and this shouldn’t happen to you.

Posted by Spiro Koulouris

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  • Vincent Padovano

    Reply Reply March 26, 2017

    On my 4th day of a gout attack on my right hand and wrist…my middle knuckle is inflamed and radiating heat..taking OTC pain medication, drinking lots of water,baking soda and acv…this is the worst of a gout attack I have ever gotten…Unbelievable discomfort and make matters worst I am right handed..

  • Lucia Quachey

    Reply Reply March 22, 2017

    Thanks for the useful information on Gout. Intact, my idea about gout has changed. My understanding of gout is having pain under your feet.

  • Richard Gutina

    Reply Reply March 19, 2017

    Spiro Koulouris,
    Thank you for your web site, and thank you for those pictures.
    I work as a nurse in the ER and have seen the mystery “tennis ball” in the elbow and other joint inflammations pictured here.
    The ER doctors focus on life threatening problems and are not savey to gout related problems.
    As a gout sufferer for 3 years now with little preventative advise except: “keep it under 6”. I have had numerous flare ups getting worse every time.
    With your help, I will learn ways to keep it under 6 and what to do when I am in pain such as now. 8/10 pain. I am not screaming yet but am close to it.

    Thank you again.

    • Chuck brandon

      Reply Reply March 22, 2017

      Richard, what I found that works for me when I get an attack in my foot, or either of my thumbs is to run hot water over the area for a few minutes and take 2400 mg of ibuprofen a day until the gout is gone. Uric acid crystals form in the joints. Crystals have sharp edges. The hot water “melts” the crystals and the ibuprofen reduces the swelling. I get almost immediate relief with the hot water. Still takes a few days to get rid of. Hope this helps.

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