Understanding Gout (Gouty Arthritis): Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

May 16, 2016

Gout is a common type of arthritis. It can case sudden burning, swelling, stiffness within the joint, usually at the big toe. The exact cause of hyperuricemia sometimes isn’t known, although inherited factors (genes) seem to play a role. These attacks can recur over and over unless gout is treated. Over time, they can harm your tendons, joints, and other tissue. Gout occurs most frequently in men. Gout is caused…