The incidence is 5 out of 1000 people. The disorder itself may not be preventable, although some precipitating factors may include trauma, alcohol consumption, and dietary purines. Medications may reduce attacks in a person with gout.
Symptoms are joint pain, begins suddenly, in one or more joints (hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, foot pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, hand pain, or pain in other joints) the great toe, knee, or ankle joint are most often affected, joint swelling of any of the above joints, stiffness of the joint, the joint may be warm and red, fever may be present, skin lump over a joint, may have chalky material draining out of the lump, finger pad abnormalities
In homoeopathy medicine like Ruta , Benz acid, Rhustox are used for the treatment. The proper analysis of the case with the qualified homoeopathic physician will give the better results.