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3. Tenderness

Another common symptom that gout patients experience is extreme tenderness in the affected joint. In fact, some claim that the skin gets so sensitive that the slightest contact, even with the bed sheets, causes intense discomfort. However, the tenderness may not be so severe in all cases, and relief may come quickly. Usually, the extreme tenderness goes away when the pain subsides, though the skin of the affected region does remain sensitive for a while. When suffering from tenderness, it’s a good idea to avoid tight or restrictive clothing until the attack and tenderness have passed.

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