Harvard Health Blog
Why the wheelchair? Could it be gout?
By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing When Paul Manafort appeared in court for sentencing recently, he was in a wheelchair and pleaded for leniency, in part because “his confinement had taken a toll on his physical and mental health.” He reportedly had symptoms of depression and anxiety — but what was the health problem that put him in a wheelchair? According to multiple news reports, the answer is gout. Yes,