podagra

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Podagra is gout of the foot, but most specially the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe. In severe cases the metatarsal-phalangeal and tarsal joints are involved. At these sites there is swelling, redness, heat and tenderness.

Local treatment - not related to the systemic treatment of gout itself - involves application of anti-inflammatory drugs and resting the foot.

Last reviewed 07/2021

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