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What causes gout in your toes?

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Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis. It's caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in your joint.

From: What's Wrong With My Toe? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Journal of Orthopaedic Research : "The Role of the Great Toe in Balance Research."

Journal of Experimental Biology : "Walking, Running, and the Evolution of Short Toes in Humans."

American Orthopaedic Food & Ankle Society: "Conditions."

Mayo Clinic: "Hammertoe and Mallet Toe," "Broken Toe."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Claw Toe."

American Podiatric Medical Association: "Foot Health."

University of Wisconsin-Madison Sports Medicine Clinic: "Turf Toe."

University of Utah Orthopaedic Health Library: "Bone Bruise."

Arthritis Foundation: "Gout Treatment."

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on June 05, 2017

SOURCES:

Journal of Orthopaedic Research : "The Role of the Great Toe in Balance Research."

Journal of Experimental Biology : "Walking, Running, and the Evolution of Short Toes in Humans."

American Orthopaedic Food & Ankle Society: "Conditions."

Mayo Clinic: "Hammertoe and Mallet Toe," "Broken Toe."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Claw Toe."

American Podiatric Medical Association: "Foot Health."

University of Wisconsin-Madison Sports Medicine Clinic: "Turf Toe."

University of Utah Orthopaedic Health Library: "Bone Bruise."

Arthritis Foundation: "Gout Treatment."

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on June 05, 2017

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