A small British study, believed to be the first to examine the relationship between gout and OA across multiple joint sites, hinted that gout may carry an increased risk of OA in the small joints of the hands and feet, while those with gout are less likely to have large joint OA at the knee. The researchers surmised that the frequency of OA at individual foot joints may reflect the association of gout with generalized OA, or that gout pain could alter the biomechanics of the foot, potentially predisposing the person to subsequent OA.

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