Gout is a type of arthritis, which causes inflammation of your joints. It causes pain and swelling, usually in one joint in your body – commonly your big toe. However, it can affect any of your joints, including those found in your:
- feet and ankles
- hands, fingers and wrists
Gout is a condition that cause swelling and pain in your joints, usually in your arms or legs. It's more common in men, particularly those aged 30 to 60, and in older people.