Originally Posted by Hope25
About a week ago, my father said he went to fall and somehow pulled back his whole body weight to prevent the fall. This resulted in a very penetrating pain from his big toe up until his ankle. It turned red and a bit swollen. It lasted about a week. My brother gave him some cream (that he uses every time he gets a sore shoulder from lifting weights) and it seemed to work.
Today, a week later, he's complaining of similar pain in the opposite leg but around the knee. He says the knee isn't swollen but he's in a lot of pain. He oversees construction sites so he's not into doing too much "labor" work, but is in work boots all day.
For about a year & a half he has had some problems with his sugar, ranging between 80 and 135. Could this pain have anything to do with his sugar or BP? He's 60 years old.
First off, how is your son doing?
Secondly, I am not an expert but what you seem to be describing is gout. Usually gout affects the big toe and causes swelling. My brother-in-law had this and it will come and go and I think there is meds for it.
But again, I really do not know for sure. I do not believe it to be blood pressure related.