M10.07: Idiopathic gout Ankle and foot
You have gout, which is causing discomfort in your ankle or foot.
At their lower end, the two lower leg bones have a bony prominence. These bony prominences on the ankles are called malleolus bones. The ankle joint is between the lower leg and the foot. There is an upper and lower ankle joint. The foot and toes consists of a lot of small bones and joints. At the back is the tarsus, followed by the metatarsus and then the individual phalanges of the feet.
Gout involves uric acid crystals being deposited in tissue and causing discomfort. Uric acid crystals may be deposited when there is too much uric acid in someone’s blood. There are various reasons why you can have too much uric acid in your blood. There is an increase in uric acid in the blood when someone eats a lot of meat or drinks a lot of alcohol, for example. Someone may have too much uric acid in their blood if certain proteins fail to work properly. These proteins control the uric acid content in the blood. Uric acid is excreted by the kidney. So one may also have too much uric acid in the blood if the kidney ceases to function correctly.
Uric acid crystals can be deposited in joints. When uric acid crystals are deposited in joints, the joints affected may become inflamed, or damaged in some other way. An inflammation in the joints can cause various symptoms. Typical is a swollen, painful joint. The skin above the joint may also be red. It may also no longer be possible to move the joint as usual.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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