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Hello, Anon. Thank you for posting.

Yes. Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs when excess uric acid, a bodily waste product circulating in the bloodstream, is deposited as needle-shaped monosodium urate crystals in tissues of the body, including the joints. For many, the first symptom of gout is severe pain and swelling in the big toe, often following an illness or injury. Subsequent attacks may occur off and on in other joints, primarily those of the foot and knee. Though less common, gout can affect the spine, (including the sacroiliac joint) causing pain, numbness, and tingling. It can be confused with a spinal infection.


August 12, 2018 - 5:14pm


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