Can you get gout in your baby toe?

Can you get gout in your baby toe?

This summary of an old forum discussion from July 2009 started about wine, but when the Original Poster added a picture of his foot, most of the interest was about gout in his second toe and baby (pinky) toe. The story began with: I had my first attack ever, second toe, gone in one day. I have been on restrictive diet for a week, lots of water, cherry juice, cherries etc. When is it safe to have 1 glass of wine (or do i wait a month or so?) See the tophi on baby toe photograph...
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Walking With Gout

Walking With Gout

I have replaced this June 2011 walking with gout discussion with Should I Walk with Gout. But you can still read the old details below. But you will get better gout walking information if you follow the links in this announcement: Walking, Swimming and Gout Update 1. Keith has updated Gout and Exercise to reduce Uric Acid to include new evidence to show that aerobic exercise for 45 days can reduce uric acid. Also, he has written new advice to answer Should I Walk with Gout. 2. I have grouped new exercise discussions for gout sufferers into the Gout and Exercise Forum. Similarly, I have created a Should I Walk with Gout Forum. So please join those discussions and add your own questions, experiences, and opinions about walking and swimming with gout. Please remember if you want personal help with any aspect of gout, the new place to ask is GoutPal's Gout Forum. So we look forward to chatting with you about your walking,...
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What are the best shoes for gout?

For years I have had Gout, I have been tested and it is Gout. Anyway, Doctors think it is odd but I get gout attacks from simply changing shoes. They are not cheap tight shoes but no matter what quality simply changing into different shoes will bring on an attack. Also just bumping my foot on something or twisting it wrong.(playing guitar will get my wrist or finger too) Does anyone else have issues with shoes. I hate wearing crocs everyday thanks 2018 Gout Shoes Update 1. I've added the latest Gout Shoes facts to Should I Walk with Gout. 2. You might also find Gout Shoes discussions in the Gout and Exercise Forum and in the Should I Walk with Gout Forum. So please join those discussions and add your own questions, experiences, and opinions about shoes that help gout. Please remember if you want personal help with any aspect of gout, the new place to ask is GoutPal's Gout Forum. So we look...
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Do you have Gout In Your Shoulder?

I am putting together some new articles on gout in unusual joints, and I'm looking for experiences from people who have had gout attacks in the shoulder. The common view of gout is that it is confined to the big toe. However, I know from many sources that this is not true, including my own experiences. I have also done a survey of over 4000 visitors to GoutPal, and the big toe is not the most common joint affected. I will publish those results soon, and I want to support that with experiences of people with gout in other joints. Starting with the shoulder, often the clavicle, I am keen to learn if you had any difficulty getting the condition recognized. If you were given a diagnosis of shoulder gout, did you get it treated effectively? Did you require surgery? ... gout has also been known to make its first appearance in the ankles, hands, amd shoulders. Gout can be deceiving because attacks are sometimes...
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Gout Diagnosis: Is Your Doctor Right?

Where do you go for gout diagnosis? You might think that any qualified doctor could tell if you have gout, but even your doctor is not sure. In a recent survey of different types of physicians, only rheumatologists are 100% certain that they can diagnose gout. This supports my advice that you should always consult a rheumatologist if you have gout, or show any gout symptoms. (more…)...
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Gout and Gouty Arthritis Definition Debate

Following a question from a visitor, I have written my explanation of "What Is Gouty Arthritis?" I believe this is a reasonable explanation in the context of the question. However, if it only leads to the question "What is gout?" then I am not convinced that my response gives a good enough answer. My biggest problem is one of context. If I know why someone is asking a question, and have an idea about their subject knowledge, I can give a pretty good response. That is why I like questions that include a little background information. Faced with the question "what is gout?" I have a dilemma. There is no simple answer without knowing a little more. A scientific or medical explanation can easily mean absolutely nothing without pages of explanation about the properties and characteristics of uric acid, the physiology of the immune system, and the psychology of pain. A simple definition is: "Painful inflammation of joints caused by an immune system response to...
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Gout Symptoms And Causes Forum Introduction.

Stage 2 of the 2012 gout forum revamp project is now live, with a revised Gout Symptoms Forum. Getting a clear diagnosis from your gout symptoms is your vital first step in your journey to gout freedom. Without a correct diagnosis of gout, you will never know if you actually have gout, and you risk lack of progress from treating the wrong disease. This gout symptoms forum is also the perfect place to discuss the "why me?" factor. Newly diagnosed gout patients are often anxious to know why they have fallen foul of painful gouty arthritis. Sometimes it is difficult to know your causes of gout, but if you can determine what caused your gout, it may give you better choices during your next step - your gout treatment plan. Continue to see how you can discuss your gout symptoms and causes...
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