Joe, hope you are doing better. If it's the gout, I'm surprised it's its affecting that big of an area out of the blue. Usually starts on one joint of a toe and works that one pretty hard. I got a case of lateral plantar facetious years ago, being on the side of the foot versus the normal version on the whole back side. In some positions it was like 10,000 volts going through my foot. Got rid of it and done maintenance to keep it at bay by doing some of those leg and foot stretches you used to do when practicing your martial arts. Had gone to a foot doctor friend, and he kindly reminded be that I was getting f...ing old. Good luck. Hope to see you again early next year. son is doing good down in Dana Point, now being about 15 months clean and sober.
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