Gout is a common disorder which may be genetic, related to lifestyle or medication (i.e. requiring diuretics). It is caused by the deposition of urate crystals usually but not necessarily in patients who have a high uric acid. Initially one or a few joints may be involved and with subsequent attacks, numerous joints may be affected. This disease is exquisitely painful but with appropriate diagnostic tools and anti-inflammatory medications, this disease can usually be well controlled. Contact us to figure out which tools and medication would suit you best.