Gout is the most painful thing anyone can feel on the big toe.
Gout most commonly affects the first metatarsal joint. A horrible and recurring pain in the big toe is that which occurs from gout. Gout is caused by the accumulation of uric acid and the deposition of uric acid crystals inside the joint. The severe pain is caused by crystals that are like little needles causing you to remember what you ate the night before with each step. Often, the gout is so severe it looks like an infection.
It is essential for treatment. An X-ray of the foot is used to indicate the presence of such fastidious pain, the X-Ray will show erosions in the joint.
The good news is that the treatment is easy, it consists of a regimen of pills during the acute attack, in rare cases an injection in the conjuncture and if it is a chronic problem the patient is treated with a pill of daily maintenance.
To prevent gout it is important to maintain a proper diet low in fatty foods and alcohol. Red meat and fruits with a high content of citric acid should be avoided.
It is gratifying to be able to help restore a person’s quality of life