Alright so those of you who know Jon know that he never complains about anything unless it is really bad. For example we have been together for many years and I have only had to take him to the hospital once and that was for a kidney stone. So Sunday he started complaining that his big toe was hurting him and I just laughed and said quit wining you probably just stubbed it.....he laughed and said yeah you are probably right.
Gout is condition that results from crystals of uric acid depositing in tissues of the body. Gout is characterized by an overload of uric acid in the body and recurring attacks of joint inflammation (arthritis). Chronic gout can lead to deposits of hard lumps of uric acid in and around the joints, decreased kidney function, and kidney stones. Gouty arthritis is usually an extremely painful attack with a rapid onset of joint inflammation.