In The Toe

Not only does gout toe look terrible, it is very painful. The redness and throbbing can last for days. The pain is excruciating due to the uric acid crystals that form in the joints. It is usually the big toe that is affected but that isn’t necessarily the only one. For some people other toes […]

In The Foot

The foot can swell up dramatically when someone has gout. Typically, this only occurs on one foot but there are cases where someone does experience it in both at the same time. Gout foot pain makes it hard to walk and it can result in falls. This is due to the person being off balance. […]

In the Ankle

As you can probably guess from the name, ankle gout involves that part of the body swelling up and becoming very painful. It typically will affect the ankle joint bones, tendons and ligaments and that makes it very hard to walk. Even the toes can swell up and then it can be impossible to get […]

About Gout

Learning about gout may help you to prevent yourself from such problems. You can learn how to reduce flare ups as well as how to get them to go away fast. Gout occurs when uric acid crystals form in the joint areas. As a result the joint becomes stiff and inflamed. This makes it very […]

Attack!

There are many forms of rheumatic diseases and the gout attack happens to be one of the most painful of them. Caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood this disorder causes incredibly painful joints, often starting with the big toe then spreading to other joints. Uric acid is a by- product of […]

In The Knee

So, can you get gout in your knee? You bet you can. The majority of people get their first gout attack in their toes. But gout knee pain is not uncommon, especially as the it gets worse. Gout is a painful condition caused by the accumulation of uric acid in the blood. When the concentration […]

Gout and the kidneys

Gout Symptoms – The effects of gout on the kidney While gout symptoms are usually associated with the joints, in particular the joint of the big toe, very serious problems can arise when damage is done to the kidneys. Here we discuss the potential effect of high uric acid concentration, and the particular problems associated […]

What is gout?

Gout is a form of arthritis, usually first characterised in an acute attack in the joint of the big toe. Many times this attack will occur overnight, with the affected joint becoming red, swollen and very painful with no prior warning Gout generally affects middle-aged and overweight men, but can affect other people too. It […]

Symptoms

Gout gives you a very brief warning before it attacks, if it warns you at all. The typical gout symptoms and signs follow a similar pattern, which begins with inflammation and pain in the big toe joint of one foot. Of course, gout is not limited to attacking the toe joint. It can be sneaky […]

My Story

Hi, my name is Brett Thurston. Welcome to my little corner of the internet. You’re probably here because you have discovered the wonder that is gout :). I had it for quite a long time, and finally managed to get rid of it. If you are interested… here’s my story about my experiences with gout. […]

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