Acute gout attacks

  • Yolanda Agnes Moroney
Keywords: acute gout attacks


Gout attacks are characterised by the sudden onset of severe pain, swelling, warmth and redness of a joint. These attacks often occur in the joint of the big toe. However, any joint may be involved. An acute gout attack usually reaches its peak 12–24 hours after onset and may last for 3–10 days. It is important to treat acute attacks effectively to prevent the condition from becoming chronic.

Author Biography

Yolanda Agnes Moroney

BSc Pharm

Bone and Joint Care