Gout is known for the swelling it causes, sometimes it urges patients to not wear any jewelry. With swelling comes redness and it signifies inflammation. All this causes excruciating pain in a number of joints around the body. Sometimes the pain might disappear in a couple of days and sometimes it may linger for lengthy periods of time resulting in long-term inflammation in the joints.
On the other hand, redness can also travel around the body beginning from around one toe and crawling up the knees or even higher making normal daily activities like walking, harder to achieve.
When during gout, flare-ups may pop up abruptly and can appear spontaneously. This may happen after walking for lengthy periods of time or waiting in a standing position for too long. A sudden attack can hit at any time and may cause intense pain, starting with the toes and going up to the shoulders, legs, and lower extremities. This explains the spontaneity of this condition, so one minute you’re all good, the next you’re crippled. At this stage, looking into the diet is pretty much the only solution, in addition to some prescribed medications, rest, and cold compresses to help with the intense inflammation.
Acute gouty arthritis is the most frequent clinical manifestation of gout which progresses rapidly to extreme joint soreness, swelling, and extreme sensitivity. Symptoms usually appear with an abrupt localized extreme pain, often experienced at night. It reaches its limit within 12 hours and causes redness in the first metatarsophalangeal joint that is located in the foot. The existence of crystals in the joint fluid that induces sudden discomfort and subsequent deterioration of arthritis is the primary basis for diagnosing gout.