What are the signs of gout on foot

what is gout and how can you tell if thats what it is on your foot

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Here is an American College of Rheumatology Diagnostic Criteria for Gout:

Presence of characteristic urate crystals in the joint fluid
Presence of a tophus proven to contain urate crystals by chemical means or polarized light microscopy
Presence of six or more of the following clinical, laboratory, or radiologic findings:

Asymmetric swelling within a joint on radiography

Attack of monoarticular arthritis

Culture of joint fluid negative for microorganisms during attack of joint inflammation

Development of maximal inflammation within one day


Joint redness

More than one attack of acute arthritis

Pain or redness in the first metatarsophalangeal joint

Subcortical cyst without erosions on radiography

Suspected tophus

Unilateral attack involving first metatarsophalangeal joint

Unilateral attack involving tarsal joint