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Gout

X-ray images of a normal foot and a foot with gout in the big toe

Image courtesy of Paul Traughber, M.D., Boise, Idaho.

Figure 1 is an X-ray of a normal foot with healthy bones and joints.

Figure 2 is an X-ray of a deformed toe joint caused by long-term gout.

Current as of: April 30, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Mary F. McNaughton Collins MD, MPH - Internal Medicine
Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine