Helping an Elderly Parent who has Gout

Gout is the result of uric acid needle-like crystals deposited in tissues and joints. It is the most common inflammatory arthritis among men and can produce severe pain in its acute phase. Appearance Gout has several stages, some of which produce no outwardly visible signs and others that produce acute flare-ups accompanied by intense pain, redness and swelling of the affected area.  It is commonly associated with the big toe, but may be found in other joints as well such as the knees, ... Read more