2. Pain in the Big Toe
As strange as it may sound, pain in your big toe is a sign of gout. If you begin to experience extreme pain in your big toe then you need to begin adjusting your diet. Gout often begins by attacking the joints of your big toe. It attacks the metatarsophalangeal joint situated at the base of your big toe. Gout treatment may be necessary once this pain arises. The aching can make you far less mobile, due to the pain experienced while walking. Without treatment, this pain can persist for days. Podagra is the medical term for this symptom.