Gout (Gouty Foot)

What Is Gout?
Gout is a disorder that results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or a joint—most often the joint of the big toe. An attack of gout can be miserable, marked by the following symptoms:

  • Intense pain that comes on suddenly—often in the middle of the night or upon arising
  • Redness, swelling, and warmth over the joint—all of which are signs of inflammation.

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