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Chronic Pain

Hello,

4 years back I had a shooting pain on my left feet for couple of weeks, and then it reduced.    A year later, the pain had progressed to my left knee and left groin.    After 2 years, now the pain in my left knee is gone.   However, I have the constant dull pain on my left feet and left groin.   Interestingly I get pain on my left wrist as well.

Can this be Gout?   If yes, what are the tests can confirm it?  

I am 35 years old.I tested for Reactive Arthritis (RA) which came back negative and clear.
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Hi there!

This does not sound like gout, though the possibility may be considered. One may consider looking or other possibilities such as injuries, degeneration, infection, inflammation, neuro-muscular/ vascular causes and alternative causes for groin pain. I would suggest getting his evaluated by a primary care physician initially and depending on the cause diagnosed or suspected it can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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