Gout is a well known and common problem that predominately affects the first metatarsophalangeal joint of the feet. It occurs when the serum urate levels are too high (from ether high intake and/or poor excretion), so it gets deposited into the joints creating the painful inflammatory reaction.

Curated Resources:
http://www.podiatry-arena.com/podiatry-forum/tags/index.php?tag=/gout/ (Podiatry Arena)
http://www.podiatry-arena.com/podiatry-forum/showthread.php?t=1450 (Podiatry Arena)
http://www.epodiatry.com/gout.htm (ePodiatry)
http://podiapaedia.org/wiki/rheumatology/gout/ (PodiaPaedia)
http://www.foot-health-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1224 (Foot Health Forum)
http://www.foot-health-forum.com/forum/tags.php?tag=gout (Foot Health Forum)
http://www.theforumfinder.org/health/dieases/musculoskeletal/arthritis/gout/ (The Forum Finder)
http://www.goutonline.net/ (Gout Online)
http://www.podiatryonline.tv/gout.htm (Podiatry TV)