Gout can... Gout or acute gouty arthritis can affect many joints, but most often involves the lower extremity, particularly the great toe. Shoulder is infrequent but possible.
Yes. But way less likely than other joints such as feet or knees or ankles or elbows.
Possibly. While an acute gouty attack can occur anywhere, the most common place is in the foot. More specifically, the great toe joint is the #1 place of occurrence. On a side note, uric acid levels or a 24hr urine can be negative during an acute gouty attack. Visit your doctor and give them a complete history which should help determine your best course of therapy. Read more...