In most cases, gout pain is accompanied by swelling and redness in the affected area. The swelling makes the joint-region seem weighty and unmovable, while the redness gives a shiny appearance to the skin. These symptoms, though not as problematic as the searing pain, are none the less a source of much discomfort. The affected area then needs to be released from any fitted clothing and any accessories such as jewelry have to be removed. The swelling and redness can take a little longer to subside completely, sometimes outliving the pain.
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