Gout is a form of arthritis?!
Gout is a form of arthritis?
Gout is a form of acute arthritis that causes severe pain and swelling in the joints. It most commonly affects the big toe, but may also affect the heel, ankle, hand, wrist, or elbow. Gout usually comes on suddenly, goes away after 5–10 days, and can keep recurring. Gout is different from other forms of arthritis because it occurs when there are high levels of uric acid circulating in the blood, which can cause urate crystals to settle in the tissues of the joints.
A medical lecturer was explaining the difference between arthritis, rheumatism, and gout.
He stated, “Put your finger in a vise. Turn the vise until a pain shoots up your arm. That’s arthritis.”
“Turn the vise tighter. The pain that radiates out is rheumatism.”
“Now turn the vise twelve more times. That’s gout!”