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Hello! I want to know how to detect acute attack of gouty arthritis. I mean how to detect gouty arthritis at all. I am asking you this because I am older woman and my family history is already had cases of gout, so, I am a little bit concerned for my health. I am thanking you in advance!


Hello! First of all, there is big toe and pain in it. Also, skin around it is red, hot and swelling. Area is inflamed. Pain with mentioned symptoms can occur in other area of the body: heel, arm and other joints, too. You can get higher temperature, too. But, to be sure you will need to do medical exams.