Symptoms of Gout

Following symptoms can be observed in patient suffering from the Gout.

1.Pain in joints

Patients suffering with gout often feel pain in the joints as it usually affects the large joint of your big toe, but it can occur in your feet, ankles, knees, hands and wrists. The pain is likely to be most severe within the first four to 12 hours after it begins.

2.Redness of the affected area

The site where uric acid crystals are deposited in the joints at that site the redness can often be observed.


Crystals of sodium urate often form in tissues both outside and inside the joint. The crystals that build up under the skin may form small white or yellow lumps known as

subcutaneous tophi. They usually form on toes, heels, knees, fingers, forearms and elbows, but can occur anywhere in the body, even in the spinal canal or vocal chords (though this is rare).If there are tophi below the skin, there will be more within the cartilage and bone of your joints.

4.Loss of joint movement

When excess uric acid crystals get accumulates in the joints, then it becomes difficult to move joint properly.

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