Gout is a form of arthritis that is caused by excess uric acid in blood stream. Gout is commonly affected in joints of toe and usually attacks during night with severe pain. Acute gout is sudden inflammation and intense pain in joints caused by deposits of urate crystal. The pain normally subsides in 3-10 days. Gout may also affect knees, wrists, fingers and elbows.
Some of the common Symptoms of Acute Gout:
Inflammation and intense pain in joints
Usually affects in joints of big toes
Discomfort in walking
When should you consult a doctor?
Consult a doctor when you start feeling the discomfort and pain in joints.