Gout: A Painful Form of Arthritis

Gout is a painful and potentially disabling form of arthritis. The first symptoms usually are intense episodes of painful swelling in single joints, most often in the feet, especially the big toe. The swollen site may be red and warm. Causes Gout occurs when excess uric acid collects in the body, and needle‐like urate crystals deposit … Continue reading Gout: A Painful Form of Arthritis

Arthritis: Diseases & Conditions That Affect Joints

Arthritis means "joint inflammation," and is used to describe more than 100 different diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround joints, and other connective tissue. Arthritis can affect people differently. It is common in adults 65 and older, but it can affect people of all ages, races, and ethnic groups. Types There are … Continue reading Arthritis: Diseases & Conditions That Affect Joints