Been to Dr about my foot injury and suspected Metatarsalgia to 4th Metatarasl
Diagnosis is Gout. Injury to big toe joint in early October is almost certainly gout as well. Trigger in both cases is related to dehydration (and I suspect beer drinking while dehydrated). I did a 1 hour zwift challenge on Friday at our end of year celebration, unfortunately there was no fan, and I was sweating buckets. This was followed by Beers and pizza. A long ride on Saturday, and I was still dehydrated (some beer in evening), then a hike on Sunday, with more beer in the evening.
The onset was similar in both cases. No discomfort while exercising, then pain in joint at night a coupel of days later. This time there was no running that I could blame for causing an injury
My Grandfather, also suffered from Gout, so probably runs in the family
I eat very little meat, but do enjoy a beer or 2. My diet also has a lot of fructose, from natural fruit, but also from gels
I suspected that I had an episode of Gout a couple of years ago. Looks like I need to be even more careful about what I eat and drink