Arch pain is a common foot concern. It affects runners and other athletes,
Gout is a disorder that can cause sudden joint pain. It occurs most commonly in the big toe, although it may affect other joints. The buildup of uric acid, a substance found naturally in the body and in certain foods, causes gout. Episodes of gout tend to come and go. Symptoms are treated with medications to ease pain and decrease inflammation. Measures can be taken to help prevent gout in some cases.
Uric acid is a natural substance that is found in the body. The body uses uric acid to help break down purines, a substance found in the body and in certain foods, such as organ meats, mushrooms, and anchovies. The kidneys eliminate uric acid in urine. A build-up of uric acid can occur if the kidneys do not remove enough of it or if the body over produces it. An excess of uric acid can lead to the formation of urate crystals. The urate crystals in joints cause pain and inflammation.
Gout is a type of arthritis that is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. The surplus of uric acid causes needle-shaped urate crystals to form in the joints or surrounding tissues. The urate crystals cause pain and inflammation.
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