Gout, a condition caused by a build-up of uric acid deposits in joints and other areas of the body, is a type of arthritis. It can cause an attack of sudden burning pain, stiffness and swelling in a joint, usually a big toe. These attacks can happen over and over unless gout is treated. Over time, they can harm your joints, tendons, and other tissues. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about how gout develops, what it looks like, how to treat it and much more.
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