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Gout is a condition that causes swelling, pain and redness in the joints. In this handout, you will learn about gout and what causes it. You will also learn common symptoms of gout and how to treat it.
Gout is a condition that causes swelling, pain and redness in the joints (the spaces between bones). Gout is a type of arthritis (a condition that causes stiffness or swelling of the joints).
Gout can affect common joints such as the big toe, ankle and knee. It usually affects 1 joint at a time.
There are 4 main treatments for gout:
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