I started to get it randomly a few years ago in the big toe on my left foot. Last year I got it twice in the big toe of my right foot. I found that if I drink pure black cherry juice I can get rid of it in two or three days (side note of irony...a commercial for Gout just came on my TV as I'm typing this).
Don't know if any of you have ever gotten gout....but it's painful...VERY painful. It's actually been compared to the pain of child birth. When I got it in my toes they felt like they were broken. Even a sheet being run over them felt like someone cutting my toe up with a knife.
Well, now I have it in my right knee. I actually attempted to go to work today, worked 2 and a half hours and couldn't take it anymore.
Yea....I hate gout.