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2. Swelling

Swelling from gout is usually a result of the inflammation occurring within the affected joint. It is one of the most common and recognizable signs of gout and is felt directly over the affected joint. The onset is usually quick, and the pain and swelling appear around the same time. When experiencing a gout attack, it is helpful if the person removes socks or any pants that are tight around the ankles; this pressure against the swelling limp can cause the pain to increase.

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