Gout is a type of arthritis
Gout is a common form of arthritis that usually affects one joint at a time (often the big toe joint) and is very painful.
Acute gout pain starts suddenly, gets worse quickly, and stops on its own. Acute gout can become chronic and cause permanent damage to your joints.
- when symptoms get worse, known as flares;
- when there are no symptoms, known as remission;
- repeated bouts of gout can lead to gouty arthritis, a worsening form of arthritis.
There is no cure for gout, but you can effectively treat and manage the condition with medication and self-management strategies.
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