Gout Treatment In Nashville
What is Gout?
Gout, also called gouty arthritis, is a type of arthritis marked by excruciating pain, redness, and joint soreness. Inflammation, or swelling of the joints, frequently in the big toe or foot area, is a common sign of gout.
Excess uric acid can crystallize and accumulate in the joints, causing chronic pain and inflammation until gout occurs. Attacks generally happen at night but can be unexpected.
Symptoms of a Gout Attack:
- Excruciating or sharp pain, usually located in joints.
- Redness around the inflamed area.
- Swelling around joints.
- Skin that is warm or hot to the touch.
- Bulging or deformed joints may be a form of severe gout.