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
This second image below gives us a similar look:
Gout in the Ankle
Gout in the Finger
Gout in the Elbow
Gout in the Knee
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