Gout is a painful type of arthritis that causes crystallization of high uric acid in your blood stream. Needle like crystals are deposited in the connective tissue between bones,the joints or both.
Uric acid is caused by the breakdown of purines which are naturally in your body and also in most foods.
Gout hits with severe bouts of redness, swelling, warmth, pain, and inflammation in one or more joints.
Most commonly the big toe but other joints may also be involved.
I get it on the tops/sides of my feet.
I don't mind telling you it is the WORST pain on earth!
I might have known I would get this disease too since my father had it and so does my mother but I guess we hope that we'll dodge the bullet!
Anyway, it is not easy to live with but I have learned a few things and I will keep trying to implement them DAILY until my situation improves.