Gout is basically a complex type of arthritis and it can affect anybody. This is indicated by tenderness, joint pain, redness of the affected joint, swelling, etc. A common joint affected by gout is the great toe.
Gout can affect you suddenly, it can disrupt your sleep at midnight with a burning sensation in your big toe. The affected part becomes warm and tender with swelling. Symptoms of gout are not sustained, sometimes you feel severe pain and sometimes there is just mild pain.
People who are having gout can develop other severe conditions like: –
If not treated, it can cause arthritis which is a very painful condition and can lead to deformity of joints.
Treatment based on the severity of the disease. Medicines are given to relieve pain and to avoid further gout attacks.