Ouch! I recently learned I have it. I always thought the mild discomfort I've had off and on in the ball of my right foot was just some kind of sprain or maybe an old undiagnosed sports injury getting aggravated. It never slowed me down until friday when it ballooned up so bad I could barely get a shoe on. Looking around online and talking to a few people made me suspect it may be gout. When a doctor looked at it saturday he confirmed it. There's A TON of conflicting information online about this. Even seemingly reputable sources have contradicting info on diet. Red meat and beer are two of the few things all agree on. I've had a lot of both in my diet so hopefully reducing my venison intake and eliminating beer will keep me from having this again in the future. Anyone have any success with some of the home remedies? I tried apple cider vinegar last night and I think it made it worse despite many people claiming that it solves the problem.