I use this quote (not sure where I got it from) during lectures to students to suggest just how painful gout is: “Screw up the vise as tightly as possible - you have rheumatism; give it another turn, and it is gout” - Anonymous
Here are a couple of good threads at Podiatry Arena on Gout:
The latest on gout (this one has all the very latest news)
Reason for gout in more peripheral joints (this one looks at reasons why the first MPJ is the most common site for gout.
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