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I suffer from gout in my knee and foot. Its connected. I want to use this app to verify what I am dealing with.

Thank you for contacting us. The foot pain self-assessment tool is not meant to be used as a diagnostic device. Rather, it is a tool that provides possible reasons for pain you may be experiencing in your feet, based on the location and intensity of the pain. It is not a substitute for a professional medical opinion. It sounds as though you may already have been diagnosed with gout. If so, you should follow any instructions you have been given by your health care provider, which probably includes focusing on your diet to help reduce the accumulation of uric acid in your system. You can learn more about symptoms, causes and treatment of gout from our page on the subject, but if you have not already done so, you should consult your primary care physician. He or she can diagnose your condition and make treatment recommendations. Typically gout can be treated both with medications and with lifestyle modifications; and the treatment usually is very effective, especially if your uric acid levels can be controlled. We hope you will consult your physician, and that you will soon have your condition resolved.

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