In my gout survey (now closed), I ask which swollen joints you suffer with.
Most of you have more than one inflamed joint – the average is two, but many are affected in almost every joint.
I thought the big toe would be highest, but it is just beaten by other parts of the foot.
Gout Survey Results: Joints Affected
These are the results showing which joints are affected by gout.
Joints Affected By Gout
|Other part of Foot / Ankle||391||58%|
|Other part of Hand / Wrist||148||22%|
In my survey, I also ask you about other symptoms of gout. Pain is an obvious symptom, but others are common. I have prepared another graph showing tingling swollen hands and other gout symptoms.
Gout Survey Results: Gout Symptoms
As you can see, gout can affect many joints, with many symptoms – much more complicated than just a swollen big toe. If you have any problems with your joints, GoutPal can help you determine whether or not you have gout. If you have got gout, GoutPal can help you do all you can to reduce the effects of your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
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For 2012 and beyond, please see the latest results for GoutPal’s survey on symptoms of gout.
I’ve republished this Swollen Joint page here, first published before 2008, as part of ongoing website maintenance. Updates to the survey results will be summarized in the Gout Symptoms help section.