Gout is a common name for a condition produced by the buildup of uric acid, which commonly afflicts the big toe on the feet. This condition can affect anyone. Some even report waking up from sleep due to the pain.
Symptoms of gout include severe pain and inflammation of the afflicted joints. After the extreme pain, it is regularly followed by discomfort in the joint. Discomfort could last for a few days to a few weeks. Joint irritation may result in a warming sensation. Gout can become long-lasting, and it can cause permanent damage to the afflicted joints. If untreated, it could become chronic and form a trophi.