Acute Gouty Arthritis

Gout is a condition caused by an increased level of uric acid in blood, which causes the deposit of needle-shaped crystals in the spaces surrounding joints in the body. Acute gouty arthritis (just one of the many forms of acute arthritis) is a serious disorder and is one of a hundred types of rheumatic diseases. […]

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 […]

Natural Remedy – A More Indepth Look

There are many ways to get relief from the excruciating pain during a gout attack. If you prefer to go straight for the medicine, then there are many medications that can relieve the pain and lower the chance of future attacks. However these days people often turn towards a more natural remedy for gout, in […]

Chronic Gout

Probably one of the lesser known forms of gout is chronic gout. It is also one of the most unpleasant forms. This stage normally will only appear after an extended period of suffering from the recurrence of the condition. The main difference between recurrent and chronic gout, is that chronic pain is an almost permanent […]

Joint Pain – Is it gout?

Joint Pain? You might be suffering from gout. Some people suffer for many years with unexplainable pain in the joints without considering the possibility that it might be gout. Sometimes the symptoms are such that this is not immediately obvious. If you suffer from the same condition you must read on. This disease more often […]

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 […]


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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