Gout, a condition caused by a buildup of uric acid in joints and other areas of the body, is a kind 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 WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how gout is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Arthritis Pain Management
WebMD describes different types of arthritis, their symptoms, diagnosis, possible causes, and treatment.
Arthritis and Gout
Gout can cause serious pain in your big toe, or in other joints, and it can last for days. Learn more about this condition and what causes it.
Could you have gout? Learn more about the symptoms of this condition and the things you can do to ease the pain.
Arthritis and Pseudogout
Pseudogout is a form of arthritis that affects people over age 60. Learn more from WebMD about symptoms, causes, and treatments.
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Health Predictions for 2009
Experts make predictions about health trends in 2009.
Avoiding Common Gout Triggers
Learn how diet, weather, stress, and other factors may lead to a gout flare -- and what you can do to lower your risk of a flare.
Manage Your Gout Between Flares
You just had your first gout flare, so what happens now? Learn how to take control, improve your habits, and lower your chances of another.
Slideshows & Images
Pictures of Common Foot Problems
See pictures of bunions, corns, athlete’s foot, plantar warts, and other common foot problems – and learn what treatments may help these conditions.
Tips to Keep Joints Healthy
Dealing with joint pain and arthritis? Find solutions for joint pain and tips to protect your joints from damage.
Slideshow: 15 Easy Ways to Stay Active With Arthritis
15 Easy Ways to Stay Active With Arthritis
See tips on how to fit exercise into your day when you have arthritis. Find creative ways to get a workout without having to hit the gym for hours. Plus, tips for making activities easier on your joints.