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Gout symptoms in big toe

Gout Signs & Symptoms

Gout attacks usually strike suddenly, at night, and without any warning. During the attack, the affected joint becomes hot, red, swollen, and extremely tender. The feeling has been described as having a fiery volcano in your toe.

Gout may be best known for causing severe pain in the big toe. While most gout attacks do occur there, they can occur in other parts of the body as well. One survey showed where people most commonly felt a gout attack:

Signs of Gout: Percentages of Where Gout Attacks Occur in the Body Next: Gout Progression

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