Can bunions cause gout?
Gout is a common problem of the big toe joint causing it to become acutely red, hot and swollen. Bunions are also known to get reddish in color, from the direct pressure of the bunion within a shoe. … These sharp crystals cause intense pain in the big toe joint.
How can you tell if you have gout in your foot?
It's characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in the joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe. An attack of gout can occur suddenly, often waking you up in the middle of the night with the sensation that your big toe is on fire.
What is bunion pain like?
To determine if you may have a bunion, look for an angular, bony bump on the side of the foot at the base of the big toe. … There's often swelling, redness, unusual tenderness, and/or pain at the base of the big toe and in the ball of the foot. Eventually, the area becomes shiny and warm to the touch.