Gout Treatment In Nashville
What is Gout?
Are you having any sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness, warmth in the joints of your foot? So painful that the weight of the bed sheet is intolerable? Waking you up in the middle of the night? But no recent trauma?
You are most likely experiencing an acute gouty attack. Gout occurs when urate crystals accumulate in your joint, causing the inflammation and intense pain of a gout attack. Urate crystals can form when you have high levels of uric acid in your blood.
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.