10 Excruciating ways to describe what gout pain feels like
Here’s 10 gout sufferers personal account of what gout pain feels like
They say gout’s as painfull as a broken bone…if you’ve had it you know they’re right
– Reality Check
I seriously want to cut my foot off
– Steeper Dolphin
When I say “one of” the most painful, this may be too modest. For the pain of gout may even be unmatched. Right-thinking people have long accorded a unique status to childbirth as the most painful of all experiences. Yet, strapping on my tin-hat in anticipation of the response, it was a female GP of my acquaintance, who has had four children by natural delivery, who assured me that gout is indeed worse than childbirth
– Martin Kettle
On a hike, stepped on a rusty nail, at least half way through my foot. Hiked back 2 -3 miles on a wounded foot. When my wife found out she was shocked..I told her it didn’t hurt nearly as badly as gout.
– Reasonably Uncertain
It’s like your joint is filled with a bunch of super thin shards of glass cutting into you.
Imagine if your eyeballs were on the bottom of our feet. How much would it hurt to walk?
That’s how much walking on a gouty foot hurts. Of course, when it’s that bad, you don’t walk
I got a rude awakening from some invisible, marauding devil repeatedly jamming a sharp, barbed, red-hot, pain-poker directly into my big toe joint without letting up
Felt like someone hit my foot with a hammer then tried lighting it on fire
It feels like your foot is in a vice twisted to the point where your bone is just about to crack. And anyone approaching that vice even to look, makes you scream with pain. Then imagine the dread of having to use the restroom.
Imagine slamming your toe on a door then slam an ice pick into the joint of that toe and move it around once in a while.