Can You Get Gout in Your Hands?

Q: I’ve had attacks of gout in my big toe. Now, I’m getting joint pain and swelling in my hands. Can you get gout in your hands?

A: Gout is a painful form of arthritis that usually affects joints in the lower body, primarily the big toe, but also the ankle or knee. But gout attacks have been documented in almost every joint, including the fingers, wrists and elbows.

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