are many people that might be suffering from the tenderness or
redness of the joints. It is possible that they are suffering
from gout. Usually caused by excessive production of uric acid
in the body, gout mainly affects the big toe. In such a situation,
the body has problems in getting rid of any excessive uric acid.
Although the symptoms of gout
might occur quite suddenly, or even overnight, they are very easy
to detect. Many of these symptoms involve intense pain in the
joints. While it is not at all uncommon to feel pain in the big
toe, other places where one might feel pain include the knees,
feet, hands, wrists and ankles. During the first 24 hours, the
pain might be unbearable and as the pain subsides, one might still
experience some discomfort in these joints that usually lasts
for a few days. Other symptoms usually include tenderness and
even redness of the joints.
Gout treatment can be used as a means of preventing any future
occurrence of such an attack while at the same time can also control
a very severe attack. Some of the recommended treatments for gout
are Colchine, Corticosteroids and Nonstroidal, which is an anti-inflammatory
drug capable of controlling the inflammation associated with gout.
Many doctors also prescribe those drugs that have the ability
of reducing production of uric acid as a means of preventing gout.
One of the best ways to control the outbreak of this disease is
by consuming the right diet. At the same time, one has to make
sure to drink lots of water. At least a minimum of 8 glasses of
water should be taken daily. Also limiting one’s consumption
of alcohol and ensuring that they stay away from any food containing
too much uric acid can help to avoid gout related illnesses.