Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gout, a form of rheumatic arthritis, is a painful joint condition. According to statistics, one in 100 people suffers from the disease which is caused by high levels of uric acids in the blood. The disease usually affects the big toe, however, the disease can attack the feet, ankles and knees as well. The disease has become more widespread in recent decades because of unhealthy diet, alcohol abuse and the lack of exercises. Learn more about gout as well as its causes, symptoms and treatments in this book.